Reverie - CODAworx


Client: DC Department of General Services

Location: Washington, DC, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $50,000

Project Team


Becky Borlan

B+B Lab


Elemental Metalworks


This suspended sculpture enlivens the 30ft high stairwell in Maury Elementary School’s library. A six foot diameter armature holds 8 cables graduated in length to match the slope of the stair rail. Acrylic shapes dance in midair and catch the morning sunlight from the curtain windows opposite the sculpture. The stairway provides seating for students to read their favorite books underneath the colorful geometric forms.


Reverie responds to the newly renovated library's architecture, echoing geometric forms found throughout the space. The sculpture takes advantage of the multi-story windows and projects a whimsical and welcoming presence to the surrounding neighborhood.