Reston Station Gets Panda-fied

by Karen Goff November 13, 2015 at 10:00 am 9 Comments

The plaza at Reston Station — soon to be home to Urban Pop artisan shops — has some new residents.

Two of the sculptures from D.C.’s Panda Mania public art contest of 2004 have been installed on the plaza.

“PandaMania” was a collection of more than 150 pandas (some in standing poses and some sitting) that had been decorated, painted or customized in various whimsical ways by artists.


New to Reston: “Pandela Anderson,” by artist Maggie O’Neill and “China Doll” by Amy Goodstine and Brandon Bloch.

Pandela Anderson, a take on Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson, can be found by the escalators to take people down to the kiss-and-ride area. China Doll is located around the corner and to the right, across from the new BLVD apartments.

Comstock spokeswoman Maggie Parker said the Pandas are on loan from a private collector.

  • Icahn Tell

    You can’t fool me. I know a PIG WITH LIPSTICK when I see one. And it so befits the whole Comstock concrete mess at Wiehle Metro.

    • John Higgins


  • Arielle in NoVA

    Those painted critters and books and such are great fun. I love them. But unless it’s a temporary display, they need to match their site. I hope that’s not there permanently 🙁 Article says “on loan” but for how long?

  • Nell

    Whimsical or random and creepy?

  • Mike M

    This all seems so forced. Contrived. Wannabe.

  • Tom

    I saw this the other night coming out of the metro. What were they thinking? I find nothing artistic or attractive about this at all. But then again I’m not an art snob.

  • Ken Fredgren

    Ugh. Very poor taste.

  • east297

    Ugh…Give em back!

  • OverTheToll

    The Pam Anderson pig thing is hideous, tasteless, and sexist. The other day I witnessed 3 suited businessmen taking photos of each other ogling its “features.” Really?? I sincerely hope it goes away soon.


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