DISRUPTION

Public Art Sculpture, 2018

Disruption is an outdoor sculpture commission, designed specifically for the new âme at Meridian Hill Park apartment building in Washington DC.

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The Meridian Hill Hotel, now âme, has a storied history of disrupting the status quo.  Originally built as a hotel for women arriving in Washington DC to join the war effort and then later replacing plans for a French embassy to become a Howard University dormitory, the historic early International Style building has always supported the advancement of disenfranchised people.  Taking inspiration from this history, the sculpture represents structural change. Beginning with a 3-dimensional matrix of lines, the proposed intervention warps itself, while not destroying its structure, to reveal other forms and patterns within.