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The City of Lee’s Summit thrives on our Arts, Culture and Heritage. In 2020 the Downtown Sculpture Walk was established to make art accessible to our citizens and visitors. The annual outdoor public art program features vibrant and unique three-dimensional artworks showcased within the public spaces in the downtown area. A jury of community members chooses the artworks created by acclaimed public artists from across the country and the region. These artworks are meant to inspire, entertain and educate while providing additional aesthetic elements to the public space. Sculptures are displayed on loan to the City for one year.

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Interested in purchasing a sculpture? All sculptures are available for purchase with 100% of the sale price going directly to the artist. Call the Cultural Arts Division at 816.969.1032 for more information on adding a unique work of art to your home or business.

The Downtown Sculpture Walk is made possible through a collaboration between the Cultural Arts Division and Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street. Artist stipends are generously supported through grant funding from the Downtown Community Improvement District.

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Depth of Form

Jacob Burmood

Depth of Form

As a child, Burmood spent his free time exploring nature, specifically creeks within the woods. All the forces that determine the path of the stream also govern the rocks, vegetation, and creatures that surround it. Though their reactions to these forces differ, they remain related. Becoming part of these interwoven complexities gives me a sense of deep harmony and simplicity, and is the basis of his inspiration. The forms he creates are an abstraction of the fluid nature of the universe and also refer specifically to the human body in motion while engaged in physical activities such as dance

Jacob Burmood has been sculpting professionally since 1999. He has worked in stainless steel, aluminum, ceramic, and bronze, but his preferred medium is cast resin with a metal finish. Jacob currently teaches sculpture in the Art Department at Johnson County Community College and previously taught in the Sculpture Department at Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.

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Purchase price: $20,000


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