We Are a Bowl:
Empty Earthen
Waiting to be

City of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
18' x 10' x 63'
Completion date
December 2015

This sculptural installation is a ceremonial community entrance to the Kansas City Police Station, and the third largest Percent for Art Commission to date for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. 

The project, intended as a meaningful bridge to the surrounding neighborhoods, featured comprehensive cultural engagement with hands-on workshops that touched nearly 1000 people and 15 area schools, held in collaboration with ArtsTech, a local arts outreach organization dedicated to at-risk and adjudicated youth. The arbor-like structure integrates cross-cultural symbols in terra-cotta relief tiles and custom glazed ceramic bowls, weaving together a story based on peace and reconciliation.