EMERGE MINI-READS

Sails

Sails - Public Art Reston

Sails 1998 | Architectural membrane structure Sails is a manufactured architecture membrane structure. This “urban furniture” provides Freedom Square with shade and draws the viewer’s eyes upward as a way to enhance the breezeway’s small and narrow space. Owner: Boston Properties Website Location Back to Collection

Invocation 

Invocation - Public Art Reston

Invocation  Peter Nicapetre  n.d.  |  Wood The grounds of the Parkridge Center office park provided the setting for several works of public art during an extended installation that began in 1991 when Walker and Company, with the collaboration of the Greater Reston Arts Center, sponsored an exhibition of outdoor sculpture that was on view from […]

Wing Spirit

Wing Spirit - Public Art Reston

Wing Spirit John Mishler n.d.  |  Steel Wing Spirit was one of several original sculptures displayed at the Parkridge Center as part of the 1991 Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, an effort to present contemporary art in a public setting to office tenants, visitors, and the general public. The grounds of the office park provided the setting for an […]

Wooden Horse (disintegrated)

Wooden Horse - Fonseca

Wooden Horse (disintegrated) 1965  |  Wood 2016  |   Body: Elm; Neck: Spalted maple*; Legs: Treated pine; Head & Tail: Treated douglas fir; Assembling Dowels: Oak; Galvanized lag bolts The Wooden Horse (recreated by artist Marco Rando in 2016) was another unplanned play sculpture, like the Building, that Gonzalo Fonseca made from construction scraps that he […]

Stabile

Stabile - Kevin-Reese - Public Art Reston

Stabile  Kevin Reese and Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences 4th grade students  2006  |  Steel  Artist Kevin Reese described to Public Art Reston the conception and process of Stabile, “Lisa Foley, the art teacher then at Hunters Woods, contacted me expressing an interest in creating a permanent piece of public art for […]

Wooden Horse

Wooden Horse - Public Art Reston

Wooden Horse Marco Rando 2016  |   Body: Elm; Neck: Spalted maple*; Legs: Treated pine; Head & Tail: Treated douglas fir; Assembling Dowels: Oak; Galvanized lag bolts Wing Spirit was one of several original sculptures displayed at the Parkri Comments by the artist: “I was honored to be asked to recreate Gonzalo Fonseca’s Wooden Horse—I remember […]

Whirligig 

Whirligig - Public Art Reston

Whirligig  Greg Moring n.d.  |  Painted steel The sculpture is a study in balance and abstract forms. Whirligig was temporarily installed in an open space at the base of Market Street prior to the Phase II construction of Reston Town Center in 2000. With its eye catching bright red surface and collection of geometric shapes, children were […]

Weathervanes

WeatherVane - Public Art Reston

Weathervanes RTKL, Inc. of Baltimore 1990  |  Metal Designed by RKTL, Inc., the architects and planners of the first phase of Reston Town Center, the three avian-themed Weathervanes sit atop graceful, open metal poles. They are located in the median at the main entrance to Market Street and were intended to compliment the two metal […]

We Make Reston (an INSIDE OUT Project)

We Make Reston - Public Art Reston

We Make Reston (an INSIDE OUT Project) September 2015  |  Black and white photographs submitted by people who live or work in Reston What does your face stand for? How does your individuality contribute to the Reston community? In September 2015, We Make Reston, an INSIDE OUT Project, was created by the people of Reston. We […]

Wakan

Wakan - Public Art Reston

Wakan Richard Lew 2007  |   Indiana limestone, copper, and bronze Wakan is a two-ton, ten-foot tall sculpture representing the Lakota Sioux Indians from North and South Dakotas. The word “Wakan” is a Lakota Sioux word meaning “of the Great Spirit” and symbolizes the strength and tenacity of the Sioux people.  After years of studying […]