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Burning Man Sculptures Have Arrived in D.C. – Check Out Mischell Riley’s five-ton cast cement bust, “Maya’s Mind”


17th and H Street, NW

Thanks to Jess for sending:

“Just walked past this on 17th. Hard to get a good pic because of the window washing. Thought it was an interesting location – maybe someone knows why there.”

It’s the “six large-scale works from the Burning Man celebration” from “Streets in Renwick Gallery’s First-ever Outdoor Extension”!!

The six installations include activations of Pennsylvania Avenue west of the White House and major corridors such as Connecticut Avenue. Jack Champion’s giant bronze crow sculptures will inhabit Murrow Park at Pennsylvania Avenue and 18th Street, NW, while Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson’s “Ursa Major,” a 14-foot-tall bear sculpture crafted from 170,000 shining pennies will reside at 19th and I Streets, NW. HYBYCOZO’s (Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu) perforated steel sculpture entitled “Golden Spike,” will light up Connecticut Avenue at K Street, NW, and Laura Kimpton’s 20-foot long steel “XOXO” installation, made together with Jeff Schomberg, will meet daily commuters at the Farragut West Metro station entrance at 18th and I Streets, NW. Mischell Riley’s five-ton cast cement bust, “Maya’s Mind,” pays homage to Maya Angelou and will be installed on 17th Street between H and I Streets, NW, and Kate Raudenbush’s luminous 23-foot tall laser cut steel sculpture, “Future’s Past,” will captivate passersby near Monroe Park, at Pennsylvania Avenue and 21st Street, NW.

More background here.

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