Exposed Structures (system mapping)

Location: Main Street and 2nd Street, Kansas City, MO

Owner: City of Kansas City, MO

Artist: Stuart Keeler

Dates: 2008

Medium: Painted steel, pavement striping and landscaping


As if a specimen of the Missouri River’s substrate is presented on the site – pinned to the ground. The triangles reference the mathematician Pythagoras with cut steel that creates a tentlike “shelter” open to the sky. The mathematics to create the GIS mapping of the river bed creates a new memory work in the form of a living trellis. Undulating curves are informed through replicated mapping folds, implied movement and sculptural cavity.

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

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