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Chinatown Barnes Dance
The Chinatown Barnes Dance Public Art Project is a new public art work designed to enhance the crosswalk at 7th and H Streets Northwest Washington, DC. Each year in Washington DC, the Chinese New Year is celebrated for fifteen days in Chinatown with a parade, Dragon Dance, musical and dance performances, special food and numerous other cultural rituals and traditions. The Dragon Dance that celebrates and ushers in the New Lunar Year gets top billing in the diagonal crosswalks of the intersection. The long curves, colorful scales and expressive heads of the dragon lead the pedestrians from one corner across to the other. The twelve lunar zodiac symbols in the gaps between the perpendicular crosswalk bands forever reenact the race across the wild river that determined their sequence in the lunar calendar and allowed them to become zodiac signs forever. This two-dimensional piece was installed using a preformed thermoplastic to the high-visibility crosswalk.
The twelve-foot long and five feet tall Coppa’ Lobsta’ is fun, engaging, and a little awe inspiring. Made of salvaged, recycled weathering wood and copper, the lobsta’ makes a glowing presence in the natural landscape.
Captiolsaurus Chasing a Falcarius
The “Capitalsaurus Chasing a Falcarius”, located at First and F Streets SE, Washington, DC, is part of the Alphabet Animal Artwork Project commissioned by Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, through money provided by The District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation. At the intersection of two streets, the piece celebrates two dinosaurs, portraying the carnivorous Capitalsaurus chasing the feathered and flightless Falcarius.The Capitalsaurus is of particular significance to Washington D.C. In 1898 bones of this dinosaur –also known as Creosaurus Potens--—were discovered while excavating for sewage piping.
Scarlet Oak Leaf and Acorn Sculpture
This sculpture of two monumental Scarlet Oak leaves and acorns will mark the Southern Gateway to Brookland's 12th Street Commercial Corridor in Washington, DC. Located at the intersection of 12th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NE, the sculpture is comprised of several elements with community significance: A pair of four- by nine foot monumental Scarlet Oak leaves and acorns give a nod to the state tree of Washington D.C; Squirrels and crows consume and spread the acorns; And finally cardinals represent the mascot of nearby Catholic University.