Project Description

RHYTHM OF THE RAILS
2011

An art installation of abstract railroad tracks transition into curvilinear shapes, which rise up towards the sky and resemble smoke from a steam engine.

Hospitality

 

ARTIST INSIGHT: Located on the site of the former Potomac Rail Yards, this sculpture pays homage to the industrial past of the site through modern material and form. The primary concern was filling what is a narrow and long entrance corridor with an art installation that moves visitors into the reception area. With this in mind, the final design with simulated railroad tracks achieved the smooth transition from the corridor to the reception area. All of this was dictated by the site itself, which gave me parameters to work with.

CLIENT: Marriott Hotels, Residence Inn, Potomac Yards, Arlington, VA
MATERIAL: Powder Coated Perforated Aluminum, Stainless Steel Bead Chain
DIMENSIONS: 60′ L x 12′ W x 12′ H