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Red Eye

East Village Parking Garage

Kansas City, Missouri, USA | Glass, Metal | 50’ W x 18’ H | 2009

Overview

Red Eye adorns the entry to the City-owned parking facility in downtown’s East Village. Limited space for art and a population more interested in leaving the space than viewing art make parking facilities a unique challenge for artists in Kansas City.

An abstract mural was hand-painted on the garage and an oval-shaped red window (Laminated GNA Glass) was inserted in the aluminum structure to create a red sunlit aura inside the garage during the day and an impromptu street-side light show at night with the help of passing headlights.