Blackbird


Location: Overland Park City Hall, 8500 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS

Owner: City of Overland Park

Artist: Larry Young

Dates: Installed October 27, 2011; Dedicated December 19, 2011

Medium: Painted bronze (sculpture), painted concrete (base)

Description:

This twelve foot tall sculpture sits outside the Overland Park City Hall at the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and W 85th Street. The twisting bronze forms represent the freedom of flight and movement through the abstract depiction of birds. The sculpture has been painted black, which helps give the sculpture its name. The circular concrete base has also been painted black.

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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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