Barnacles Art Installation

Project Type

Urban Strategies


Full Architectural Services


Kansas City, Missouri

Located in the Kansas City Power and Light District, this public art sculpture was part of the Kansas City, Missouri’s “One Perfect for Art” program, which designates one percent of public construction costs toward public art enhancements. Designed by Burgess Zbryk and Rie Egawa, DRAW assisted with the site plan and specifications needed for approval from the City.

The installation is inspired by the artists’ love “of fish and aquariums,” and provides commentary on nature’s overtaking of the environment over time. The piece was fabricated by United Metal Spinning Company. Founded in 1929, it is now a fourth generation family business that utilizes a wide breadth of techniques, from 100+ year old spinning lathes to the latest CNC technology. The final iteration of the installation was constructed of spun steel, structural steel, and acrylic.