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Olin Russum

1967  |  Ceramic mosaic

Artist Olin Russum was a potter and sculptor best known for his large scale murals and sculptures installed in public schools, restaurants, and banks throughout the Baltimore-Washington region. He was commissioned by Reston to liven up Mooring Drive, an essential underpass safely separating pedestrians from automobile traffic. Functional as this underpass is, its usability was initially overshadowed because of its lack of light. Russum’s mosaic brightened the underpass and hence made it more user-friendly. The mural is an abstraction representation of the map of Reston; unfortunately, only the right side remains intact.

Owner: Reston Association

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