Symphony in DC Major

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Client: City Market at O

Location: Washington, DC, United States

Completion date: 2015

Project Team

Artist

Zachary Oxman

Oxman Studios, Inc.

Public Art Agent

Terrie Rouse-Rosario, Executive Director

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Art Consultant

Drew Porterfield, Gallery Director

Long View Gallery

Overview

Symphony in DC Major, 125'L x 16″h x 4'd; polished stainless steel & painted aluminum

Goals

Prominently located in DC's historic Shaw neighborhood, the artwork celebrates three iconic individuals having historical ties to the community: Duke Ellington, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw & Alma Thomas. The story of Shaw unfolds with the vibrant and dynamic energy of the sculpture.

Process

I worked closely with developers, architects, city planners and the community to develop an engaging urban street scape honoring the history of the neighborhood.