Hopscotch

2016

Temporary Site-Specific Public Art Installation, June-October, 2016
Ilus Davis Park, Kansas City, MO
Commissioned by the Municipal Art Commission and the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with
the Art in the Loop Foundation and Presented as part of the 2016 Art in the Park

 

 

Artist Statement

This site-specific public art installation provides visitors to the Ilus Davis Park an opportunity to reflect on the role of parks in childhood. A larger-than-life rendition of the game grid filled with photographic imagery merges into the sidewalk surface and invites audience interaction and engagement. Familiar toys and even a spilled ice cream cone will appear on the park floor. Visible from the north facing windows of City Hall, the installation aims to provide moments of surprise, playful delight, and conversation in a primarily professional business environment.

 

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