Rain Garden gallery : narrative

This project is an example of the process of integrating social and ecological ideas into our public art. We think of this part of our artistic practice as a tithing of creative energy towards a more thoughtful, engaged and sustainable community. We are mindful of the notion that artists can intervene and leave an installation of some kind that is difficult to maintain, or not fully integrated into the surrounding community. We strive, therefore, to extend the physical object with materials and relationships that ensure that it will be wanted and remain valuable in significant ways over time.

This work was funded by the Kansas City Art Institute, private donations, in-kind donations from local businesses and the Parks Department, and countless hours of volunteer time and labor from students, residents and community organizations.