New Public Art Making Its Mark Outside County Building in Reston

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

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