Location: Washington, DC, United States
Completion date: 2016
Artwork budget: $140,000
Charles Bergen Studios LLC
The District of Columbia the Arts and Humanities and the
The District of Columbia the Arts and Humanities and the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs
The Dragon Dance that celebrates and ushers in the New Lunar Year gets top billing in the diagonal crosswalks of the intersection. The long curves, colorful scales and expressive heads of the dragon lead the pedestrians from one corner across to the other. The twelve lunar zodiac symbols in the gaps between the perpendicular crosswalk bands forever reenact the race across the wild river that determined their sequence in the lunar calendar and allowed them to become zodiac signs forever. This two-dimensional piece wasinstalled using a preformed thermoplastic to the high-visibility crosswalk.