Point of Departure is Matt Dehaemer’s tribute to the old Kansas City streetcars of years past. Here the artist has woven a model of an old streetcar from plastic pipe, rope and cables. By hanging the work above the street, the artist suggests an almost ghostlike apotheosis of a nostalgic mode of travel.
Dahaemer's work was recognized by Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review which annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country.
To see other public art works recognized by the PAN Year in Review visit http://www.americansforthearts.org/yir.