Location: 24th & Troost, Kansas City, MO
Owner: Kansas City, MO
Artist/Designer: Buster Simpson
Dates: May 1997
The sculpture is a fountain in the abstract form of a hand holding a cup. Water flows from the cup into a square pool below. The fingers of the hand supporting the cup are painted metal. The cup itself is steel or aluminum and shaped like a folded paper cup; wider at the top and pointed at the base. Water is pumped into a shallow basin at the top and pours out of one corner. The water falls into a concrete pool below that is 2' deep and 8"x 8" square.
THIS COURTYARD IS DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF SIDNEY L. BATES 1943-1997 CHIEF OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES FOR 28 YEARS OF LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE TO THE KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI HEALTH DEPARTMENT AUGUST 1997