Apparent Systems (green grass)

E 2nd Street and Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO

City of Kansas City, MO

Stuart Keeler


Painted steel, pavement striping and landscaping

At first glance, the stalks remind one of the grasses on the shore of the Missouri River. The layered steel in multiples replicates a landscape with man-made materials superimposed on the paver platform. As a working scale model of the larger river environment translated in the urban realm, the height of the steel stalks is informed by the height of the water of the river. Mixed into the paver is actual grass and plants and, unless you look closely, it is hard to tell what is real and what is the sculpture.

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