Seeker

Submitted by Beth Nybeck

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Client: CBC Real Estate Group

Location: Gladstone, MO, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $80,000

Overview

Seeker is located on the entrance plaza to the Northland Innovation Center. The twelve foot sculpture is inspired by imagination, dreaming and creative intellect. I worked with the 400 of Gladstone School District’s third and fourth graders. I asked them questions about daydreaming, inventions, and their future. I used their handwritten answers and had them laser cut out of the aluminum panels. The panels allow light and air to pass through their words.

Goals

The Northland Innovation Center is a new facility in Gladstone, Missouri. It is also a new concept to this region of the country. The building has a multi-use purpose based around innovation, learning, and discovery. They partner with both public and private educators and business startups in hopes to spur on a high level of future innovation.

Process

I worked closely with CBC Real Estate Group to create a design that everyone was pleased with and incorporated the mission of the Innovation Center. There were meetings conducted with McCownGordon Construction to ensure the installation and site prep would be executed smoothly.