Gateway at Meadowbrook Park
Based on the Kansas sunflower, “Gateway” is designed to not only be striking and dynamic, but also an engaging and interactive art piece. Standing over 12 feet tall, the center of the flower creates an archway that beckons visitors to walk through. Inside the arch, illustrated panels stretch up the interior sides and feature imagery that represents the history of the park and surrounding city. Behind the illustrated panels, the rest of the archway is covered with mirror polished stainless steel that reflects the visitors below and represents the present and future of the community.
Each petal is internally lit so that the piece lights up at night.
The goals of this project were to create a site specific sculpture that has a direct relationship to the community and park, activate the space, and enhance the feeling of civic pride and place among the residents.
Location: Prairie Village, KS
Materials: Powdercoated steel, corten steel, stainless steel and cast glass.
*Glass by Dierk Van Keppel of Rock Cottage Glassworks
Installed October or 2022