Kazimoc XXIX

Rodney Carroll
1995 | Yellow painted steel

Kazimoc XXIX by Maryland artist Rodney Carroll is a monumental steel structure painted a bright yellow and standing twenty-five feet high. The curving form was exhibited in Hyatt Park at Reston Town Center on a concrete pad used for temporary public sculpture installations prior to the installation of Reston Rondo by Mary Ann Mears, the permanent public artwork installed there in 2012. According to the artist the work was inspired by a particular sword movement used in ancient Japanese martial arts and whose forms also represent flight, dance, music, and architecture in an attempt to explore how humans move through space. Each element has a specific connection to the other elements and work together to push and pull the surrounding space and reflect human internal and external relationships.

Sponsored by Reston Town Center Association

Photo Credit: Reston Town Center Archives