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Check Out the “four wooden sculptures designed by local artist Foon Sham” – Meet the Artist Friday

by Prince Of Petworth November 12, 2015 at 4:25 pm 8 Comments


From a press release:

“On Friday, November 13, at one of DC’s busiest intersections, the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District will unveil four wooden sculptures designed by local artist Foon Sham. The public will have the opportunity to meet the artist on-site from noon – 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. Located in the urban rain gardens on all four corners of 19th and L Streets NW, these sculptures are the first in a new series of temporary art in the rain gardens, which will rotate on an annual basis.

Built from more than 3,700 pieces of wood, the sculptures resemble vessels used to collect water, and are symbolic of the function of the rain gardens, which is to keep excess rainwater from entering the sewer system. “The sculptures bring natural elements to an unexpected place. They complement the function of the rain garden and contrast the busy urban intersection,” said Sham.”

  • Aglets

    Love it! Big props to Golden Triangle for creating space for public art- from Michael Sirvet’s piece in the metro and now this. I’m really excited to see a BID commission interesting public pieces from local artists.

    • Caroline

      I agree! Here in Crystal City their idea of supporting the arts is to paint something a “funky” color. Genuine art that’s interesting and beautiful can go a long way in making a drab stretch of office buildings more vibrant.

      • Aglets

        Well, to Crystal City’s credit, they do have work from a number of DC (women!) artists- like Sondra Arkin, Anne Marchand and Susan Finesen (who is a personal fave of mine)

        • Aglets

          Sorry- i meant to add these pieces are adorning buildings and over-passes. I don’t know the over-all life expectancy of them, but I enjoy seeing them!

  • Anon

    These are on the same block as my office. I’m a fan!

  • d

    Saw these at work this week and really appreciated them. Together with the rain gardens adds a nice bit of warmth to the area.

  • ryan2499

    When its time for these to come down I’m really hoping the public can participate in four huge games of Jenga.

  • Reality

    Love it! More public art please!!


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