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Client: Washington Metropolitan Transit Association

Location: Vienna, AZ, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $300,000

Project Team

Artist

Barbara Grygutis

Barbara Grygutis Sculpture LLC

Other

Poet Lee Pelham Cotton

Industry Resource

CAID Industries

Client

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Overview

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.