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Sheltering Color and Light


Client: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in partnership with the UDC and UWFP

Location: Washington, DC, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $120,000

Project Team


Koryn Rolstad

Public Art Agent

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities


26 Powder ccoated structural aluminum and laser cut acrylic shade tree forms, designating the entry to a large community garden project in the East Capital neighborhood // 15’ x 45’ x 112’


Our goals were to utilize the site location as a continuous installation that will be experienced uniquely from multiple viewpoints, with an interactive possibility for everyone, while supporting the architecture and landscape of the historical community goals. You will see, in a fair amount of my work, attempts to give structural language to the ‘natural environment’ and emulate personal familiar environments. This natural theme can be utilized as a visual compliment and connection to the existing architecture through the use of utilitarian elements developing ‘mini’ environments where the inhabitants can choose from ‘contemplative space’ to ‘open group entertainment’ with the possibility of an educational component. I wanted to allow the community to form their own story about the final installation and how the project will connect within their unique environment.