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New Public Art Making Its Mark Outside County Building in Reston

by Karen Goff — February 10, 2016 at 2:45 pm 5 Comments

Reston’s latest public art piece is being installed at the new Fairfax County North Governmental Center.

Crews have been busy the last two days installing a metal sculpture by Washington, DC, artist Matt Duffy near the entrance of the building, which houses the Fairfax County Police’s Reston District Station and the offices of Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, among others.

The project was commissioned with help from the Initiative for Public Art Reston (IPAR), which also funded the artwork outside the Hyatt Regency Reston.

Duffy was selected from a call for submissions. IPAR said it was looking for a design that reinforced the idea that public art is of value to the community; that public art helps define a community; and that this piece should be an icon or landmark that makes the Governmental Center Building and surrounding area a memorable place.

Duffy, 37, is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds and MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Photos courtesy of IPAR

  • Mike M

    In my view a lot of public art isn’t.
    My granma used to say, one man’s public art installation is another man’s junk removal challenge.

  • SouthRestonResident

    Looks like someone made a giant slinky. As creative as the phonebook

  • 500 Mill

    awesome looking art, must be the London education. I hope we get more of this, Lake Anne facelift perhaps.

  • cRAzy

    I can’t help but think this artwork looks more like a coil of barbed wire being strung around the Queen’s palace and guards to help protect her from the Reston revolutionaries.

  • Guest

    Looks like a giant Slinky, alright. Don’t install to close to the street curb, the recycling workers mght mistake it for a throwaway and haul it off!

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