Reaching


Location: E 26th Street and Van Brunt Boulevard, Kansas City, MO

Owner: Kansas City Parks & Recreation Department

Artist: Kansas City Parks & Recreation Department

Dates: Early 1980s

Medium: Laminated wood, steel

Description:

Installed in the early 1980s, "Reaching" resulted from the repurposing of an old piece of playground equipment. The piece came from an arch climber that had pegs sticking out the sides. Parks personnel turned in on end, removed the pegs, coated it with a clear finish and bolted it to a square concrete slab. The clear finish is deteriorating, exposing the layers of the laminated wood which gives it a different look, colours and texture. It decorates what would otherwise be a bare triangle of green bordered by E 26th, Van Brunt and Colorado Avenue.

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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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