Encore

Submitted by Zachary Oxman

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Client: DC Commission for the Arts & Hummanities

Location: Washignton, DC, United States

Completion date: 2012

Artwork budget: $150,000

Project Team

Artist

Zachary Oxman

Oxman Studios, Inc.

Overview

Encore, 20' h x 20' l x 9' w; fabricated & cast stainless steel on granite

Goals

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.

Process

Collaboration included working with city planners and engineers to install the sculpture in a safe and permanent manner.