Olathe Station has installed a beautiful sculpture named “Depth of Form” by local sculpture artist Jacob Burmood.
Burmood has had his art showcased all across the country, everywhere from the Leopold Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri, to the streets of Los Angeles. Burmood’s mediums include aluminum and bronze, resin sculpture, ceramic sculpture and most recently, drapery, which explores the flow of fabric.
“It’s a flexible field that illustrates the energy that flows through it, that otherwise we couldn’t see,” Burmood said of his drapery work.
Burmood recently received a grant from ArtsKC, a fund which makes grants to artists, arts organizations, and arts programs throughout the KC region, for his work with casting draped cloth into bronze. The grant gives him access to more of that bronze, a material that does not come cheap for most sculptors.
In his artist statement on his website, Burmood, now 36, recounts his childhood hobby of “walking along a creek that had carved its way through a wooded area” in his hometown of Springfield, Missouri.