ARLINGTON, VA — Lisa Marie Thalhammer, a Washington, D.C. artist, submitted the profitable design for the reimagined wall mural that can quickly adorn the Crystal Metropolis Metro Plaza.
Again in June, the Nationwide Touchdown Enterprise Enchancment District (BID) whittled down its checklist of designers for the project to six area artists, together with Thalhammer. BID’s public artwork choice committee, which was made up of enterprise, authorities and neighborhood stakeholders, voted unanimously for Thalhammer’s design.
“I wish to personally congratulate Lisa Marie on her profitable design, which I am excited to see come to life in Nationwide Touchdown this fall,” stated Tracy Sayegh Gabriel, president and govt director of the Nationwide Touchdown BID, in a launch. “As a part of the BID’s ongoing mission to improve and activate public areas in our neighborhood, we’re hopeful that this challenge will make folks really feel welcome as they return to driving transit, whereas offering them with an impactful and enticing arrival into Nationwide Touchdown.”
D.C. resident Thalhammer is thought for her 13-color rainbow “LOVE” mural positioned in Washington’s Blagden Alley. As a feminist activist and member of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, she usually goals to create works that share messages of power and hope.
The profitable design highlights Thalhammer’s signature use of a “harmonious colour spectrum,” in keeping with a launch. The purpose of the 25-color idea is to calm the viewer’s nervous system, whereas bestowing a way of wonderment.
“Impressed by explorations of refined power, my latest mural design entitled ‘Harmonize’ infuses the panorama with a spectrum of colour, producing a satisfying meditative power that embraces commuters in a hug of colour,” Thalhammer stated, in a launch.
The bid is a part of the Nationwide Touchdown BID and JBG Smith’s efforts to boost the prevailing plaza on the Crystal Metropolis Metro. The art work will embellish metro plaza’s expansive west wall, which measures about 115 toes in size and 20 toes in top. Work is scheduled to be accomplished in late October.