RISING STAR

Location

Rosslyn, VA

Year

2019

Dimensions

12’3” x 11’

Media

laser cut stainless steel, LED lighting, electronics

Client

Gables Residential 

An aggressively spiked form, blurring the line between mechanized and organic, tumbles up out of the staggered ground plane. Patterns perforate the surface, appearing organic from a distance but revealing their true representational nature upon closer inspection. Installed in Rosslyn, Virginia, the points of the star are oriented toward key United States landmarks such as Arlington Cemetery, the White House, and the site of Rosslyn’s historical origins. Rising Star also serves as a contemporary homage to Nancy Holt’s nearby Dark Star Park.