Client: Maryland Art Place
Location: Brentwood, MD, United States
Completion date: 2015
Artwork budget: $25,000
Robinson Forged Metals
Prisms is a 5-piece traveling steel sculpture that celebrates color and form while serving as a landmark and gathering place. Originally created as a temporary piece for Brentwood, MD, the sculpture has since been reinstalled in three additional locations around Maryland.
Prisms was originally created to activate the underused space behind the bus stop on Rhode Island Avenue at the intersection of 39th St. in Brentwood, MD.
The sculpture creates an strong visual presence for cars passing by on Route 1 corridor. The piece is sized to be interacted with on a human scale, and invites the public to engage with the space. The sails are held in place by coated steel armatures fabricated by Jesse Robinson of Robinson Forged Metals. The benches were fabricated by local architect Marcus Monroe from re-purposed pallets. All of these elements come together to create a energizing and colorful space for the community to enjoy.
Prisms community partners: Maryland Art Place, Art Lives Here, The Neighborhood Design Center, Prince Georges Redevelopment Authority and Landex Developers