Found: April 5, 2015
This sculpture by Raffaelo Romanelli was purchased and placed in 1963 and originally meant to be fountain. However, the water features were never installed and it became just a sculptural piece.
You can see how the water features would have taken shape. The face right underneath the nymph looks like where the water would have come out and gone down into the basin below with another face keeping an eye on the drain.
The Nymph herself sits up top. The nude figure has definitely seen better days as it looks like the elements have not been too kind to her. Her left arm looks to have been repaired and she is missing most of her feet.
The sculpture is located in the middle of a traffic island at West 69th Terrace on the Kansas side of State Line Road. She is at the center of the island and is the focal point for a small park. I took the pictures in early spring when the foliage had not yet bloomed out. I have driven past here many times and in the summer it is very green and lush. Perhaps I will go back in the summer and take more pictures and update this post.
Posted on April 10, 2015, in The Nymph and tagged Country Club Plaza, Faces, Goddess, Inoperable, Kansas City, Mission Hills, Need repairs, Sculpture, State Line Road. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.