Talley Fisher's Rhythm of the Rails suspended art installation in a wood-lined lobby.
Rhythm of the Rails suspended art installation by Talley Fisher in the lobby of Residence Inn, Potomac Yards
White track elements from Rhythm of the Rails, installation art by Talley Fisher
Small niche sculpture for Rhythm of the Rails by Talley Fisher, Residence Inn.


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


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