Cancer...There's Hope

July 18, 2016

 

Location:  Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park, W 48th Street and Roanoke Parkway, Kansas City, MO

 

Owner:  KCMO Parks & Rec

 

Artist:  Victor Salmones

 

Installed:  1990

 

Dedicated:  June 3, 1990

 

Medium:  Bronze

 

Description:

This sculpture is part of the Bloch Cancer Survivors Park and is the focal point of the Celebration of Life Plaza.  It represents the second step in a cancer diagnosis, treatment.  At the front of the sculpture are three people, hand-in-hand, happy that they have escaped the maze that is cancer. At the other end stand five figures, representing those who have received a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones and supporters, about to enter the arches of the maze of cancer.  Their faces show the fear and worry about their uncertain futures.  

 

This was the last sculpture created by Victor Salmones.  He was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer two weeks after completing this sculpture and died soon thereafter.

 

  

 

       

 

 

 

 

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