The Race Is Not Always To The Swift

The Race Is Not Always To The Swift

LOCATION:
Lakeside Nature Center

Artist/Designer: Ken Ferguson
Installed: February 27, 1999
Medium: Bronze
KCMO’s One Percent for the Arts Program

Masterfully evolving from a variety of sources, both real and mythical, and expressing diverse meanings, the ambiguous hare has dominated Ken Ferguson’s pottery since 1985. Taken from the famed Aesop fable, The Race is Not Always to the Swift combines Ferguson’s hare with the Center’s icon, the tortoise, in a race to the unexpected finish.

Inscription:

“THE RACE IS NOT ALWAYS TO THE SWIFT” AESOP

BRONZE

BY KENNETH R. FERGUSON COMMISSIONED FOR THE BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSIONERS BY THE MUNICIPAL ART COMMISSION

ONE PERCENT FOR ARTS PROGRAM

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

DEDICATED FEBRUARY 27, 1999