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Client

Location: Merriam, KS, United States

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $200,000

Project Team

Artist

Blessing Hancock

Skyrim Studios

Client

City of Merriam

Overview

This series relates to the surrounding environment and community activities, offering an abstraction of pools and
water windows, that shape the public space network. The sculptures incorporated a high level of community engagement, with each one incorporating language collected from the public. Merriam Community Center offers a perfect contextual setting to explore the concept of ‘inclusive spaces that foster belonging’.

Attached to the facade of the Merriam Community Center Parking Garage, this sun motif is inspired by the City of Merriam rising sun logo. In the evening color-changing lighting illuminates the artwork, creating a soft, diffused glow within the form.

Goals

This series relates to the surrounding environment and community activities, offering an abstraction of pools and
water windows, that shape the public space network.

Merriam Community Center offers a perfect contextual setting to explore the concept of ‘inclusive spaces that foster belonging’

Process

Community input was utilized for the words and phrases that cover the surface of the artwork.