Compound Wave

Sam Noto
1996 | White marble

Once located in a small garden along Freedom Drive, this abstract work of rough-hewn, carved marble blocks originally consisted of three sections. Compound Wave was the first large-scale sculpture realized by Noto and begun while he was still in his MFA program at the University of Maryland. The artist cut the pieces from a twenty-ton block of white marble and formed them into an irregularly shaped grouping. In 1996 Noto moved the work to Reston Town Center and installed it on a cement pedestal in front of the former location of the Greater Reston Arts Center. The artwork was removed by Reston Town Center in 2018.

Owned by Boston Properties

The artwork was removed in 2018.