Client: DC Commission for the Arts & Hummanities
Location: Washignton, DC, United States
Completion date: 2012
Artwork budget: $150,000
Oxman Studios, Inc.
Encore, 20' h x 20' l x 9' w; fabricated & cast stainless steel on granite
Encore celebrates the legendary musician Duke Ellington who was born and raised in Washington, DC's historic neighborhood of Shaw. The goals of this public sculpture were to create a monumental gateway artwork that would encourage community gatherings and connection to the neighborhood's history.
Collaboration included working with city planners and engineers to install the sculpture in a safe and permanent manner.