Pileated Woodpecker

Dana Ann Scheurer
2018  |  Powder coated on mild steel

Featuring the Pileated Woodpecker, Reston’s Official Bird, in its natural woodland habitat, the three wheels of the bike racks depict the bird in flight, perched on a tree, and its signature rectangular nesting hole. Dana Ann Scheurer’s inspiration for the design came from her earlier painting and limited edition prints of this local feathered friend, commissioned by Friends of Reston.

Pileated Woodpecker comprises three individual pieces and is among a group of artist-designed bike racks selected for different locations throughout Reston that transform utilitarian objects into engaging public art. In a community-led public art process a call for design concepts was requested for four different sites. Artists were not only tasked with creating site-specific designs, but also to follow Fairfax County criteria and standards for such amenities. The selection process included an initial design review by the Art Selection Committee comprised of key community stakeholders; final selection by the Public Art Reston Public Art Committee; and approval by the Reston Association Design Review Board. The winning designs were manufactured in a durable powder-coated steel by DERO, a firm that specializes in fabricating custom designed bike racks and installed and maintained by Reston Association.

Owned by Reston Association 

Sponsored by: Friends of Reston, Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Reston Bicycle Club, Public Art Reston, and Reston Association.