With funding from a voter approved Transient Guest Tax, the City of Liberty and the Liberty Arts Commission have developed an annual sculpture program will include three original, three-dimensional works of art to be displayed for a one-year period at pre-selected sites within Liberty’s historic downtown that yield high visibility with both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
The first sculpture selected through this program, Jacob Burmood's Plumb Twisted, was installed on July 17, 2017 just west of the Clay County Archives, in the 200 block of Franklin Street.
Plumb Twisted is an expression of organic movement and gravitational pull. The contrast of these forces reaches a compromise in the middle where the twirling thorns begin to point downward and stretch to the ground to create a support structure. The sculpture is made from steel, fiberglass, resin, red iron oxide and graphite -- Jacob Burmood
Applications are still being accepted for two remaining 2017 grants.