Client: Washington Metropolitan Transit Association

Location: Vienna, AZ, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $300,000

Project Team


Barbara Grygutis

Barbara Grygutis Sculpture LLC


Poet Lee Pelham Cotton

Industry Resource

CAID Industries


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)


This large iconic columnar sculpture and plaza demarcate the Spring Hill road station along WMATA’s Metro Silver line. The sculptural form displays shifting moiré patterns as the viewer moves about the piece—from pedestrians at ground level and above on the train platform to vehicles and bicyclists passing by at varying speeds. The plaza includes an offset concentric ring design with poetry by Lee Pelham Cotton in aluminum set within the concrete. In the evening, the pillar is illuminated to create a placemaking marker around the clock.