Quill

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Quill
Photo Credit: Serge Hoeltschi
Lead Artist(s):

Description:
<p>This 184 ft. x 18.5 ft. pixilated mural is inspired by patterns of eagle feathers. It celebrates the successful return of the bald eagle to the banks of the Potomac River after years of threatened extinction. The artwork is made of nearly 20,000 reflective discs mounted on aluminum panels. During the day, the discs appear light green with changing pearlescent shades revealed to a viewer in motion. At night, the artwork turns into a vibrant play of color, reflecting the surrounding traffic lights - a visual performance created entirely by the reflection and amplification of its urban nighttime environment without the need for any outside energy source.</p>
PROJECT LOCATION

As part of their development at 1812 North Moore Street, Monday Properties agreed to re-clad the the adjacent two-and-a-half-story, 1960s-style Dominion Virginia Power Substation. The firm agreed to create a new fa_ade for the substation by cladding the facility in aluminum and stone panels and incorporating public art.
Dominion Virginia Power Substation - Rosslyn
1850 North Moore Street
Arlington, VA 22209
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Monday Properties, Mainfold Forms, LLC, Carlson Arts LLC, Davis, Carter, Scott Ltd., KCE Structural, Inc.
Andrew McGeorge
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
750,000
$250,000-$499,999
Private
Aluminum and Acrylic; Dimensions: 184' x 18.5'
2014
2015
VIDEOS

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