KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Local artist Megh Knappenberger had a vision for a piece of art as she watched confetti rain down on the Hard Rock Stadium field after the Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV.
She grabbed a pen and sketched the idea onto a grocery list with the hopes of getting her hands on the confetti needed to bring it to life.
"I asked my husband at that moment, 'I wonder if I could get some of that confetti,'" Knappenberger said.
She then asked for help from her social-media followers. Just two days after the Super Bowl, Knappenberger had a bag of confetti to work with thanks to Chiefs groundskeeper Ryan Toma.
"He brought me this whole bag of confetti, and it still smelled like wet grass," Knappenberger said. "I wish I could have bottled that up."
After letting the confetti dry, she started working and let her social media followers in on the experience as she shared the process on her Instagram page.
"I thought it would be fun for people to watch this come to life and watch it in real time," Knappenberger said.
Using a palette knife, she pieced together her vision, working the confetti into her painting and bringing a moment in history to life.
"I wanted to really commemorate the moment that those confetti cannons went off and combine that with the fighting spirit of this team that just refused to give up all season," Knappenberger said.
She and her husband are longtime Chiefs fans, so she said it's easy to feel inspired by the team.
"The past few seasons have really inspired me watching this team, who had unfinished business, who came back, who never stopped fighting," Knappenberger said.
She plans to sell the original piece and is currently working on a handful of limited edition prints, which will all have a unique aspect.
Anyone interested in scheduling a private showing can contact Knappenberger via social media or by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.