"Quenching Cup"

Location: 24th & Troost, Kansas City, MO

Owner: Kansas City, MO

Artist/Designer: Buster Simpson

Dates: May 1997

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Quenching Cup

Description:

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. 

Inscription:

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