Salute


Location: Kansas City Police Department - Metro Patrol Station, 7601 Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, MO

Owner: City of Kansas City, MO

Artist: Matthew Davis

Installed: 2010

Medium: Copper, stainless steel, steel, bronze, brass, blue laminated safety glass, granite

Description:

Description from the artist: “Sculpture is a marker of time and location, continually interacting with the environmental conditions of the site. The work resembles a weather vane topped with a copper officer saluting the surrounding community. The figure brings into focus the person behind the badge who shares in both the professional and domestic life of the community. Below the vane, a truncated structure creates a time-marking tower. As the sun moves throughout the day, a shadow records the movement of the sun’s path across the plaza. At noon, weather permitting, the tower aligns with a solar noon line in the plaza, illuminating it with a projected path of blue light. This phenomenon continually changes in length, marking time and seasons. Witnessing time in this way forces the viewer outside day-to-day activity and is a reminder of our orientation to the forces of nature.”

Sculpture is 17' tall x 2.25' wide by 2.25' deep on a granite base that is 2.25' square by 2.5' tall. The working weather vane is 6.75' long. The concrete plaza on which the sculpture is located is 28' by 60'.

Part of the City of Kansas City's One Percent for the Arts Program.

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The City of Fountains Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the conservation of the historic fountains and sculptures in the Kansas City area. 

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