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New Public Art Installed at Reston Station Plaza

by RestonNow.com April 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm 9 Comments

A cast bronze sculpture inspired by the power of Mother Nature was installed at Reston Station Plaza this month.

The piece, “The Force of Nature,” is by artist Lorenzo Quinn and is located on the north side of Wiehle-Reston East Station.

A statement from the artist is below:

“We humans think of ourselves as supreme beings, above all others and in absolute control of our destiny and our surroundings. We live with a false sense of security only to be awakened by Mother Nature’s fury, almost as if she needs to remind us of her presence and our responsibility towards her child (The Earth).

After having seen the ravaged coast of Thailand and the Hurricane that affected the Southern States I decided to create a sculpture dedicated to Mother Nature. This would be reminiscent of the early statues made as peace offerings to the Gods in the hope of quenching their anger.  

In essence, people are not very different today from the people who lived thousands of years ago. We still devote ourselves to symbols in order to escape our destiny.”

Photos via Public Art Reston

  • Willie Reston

    Yowza!

  • boycott reston

    Surprised they didn’t build a few more apartments or parking spaces there instead.

    • Why do you bother?

      Parking spaces would be welcome!

    • Greg

      “Workforce” housing for all!

  • Greg

    Withholding the building’s wrecking ball?

  • Forces of nature are unleashed as we continue to pave and build over every spot of greenspace that we have left. Thanks for the reminder, and thanks to our great leaders.

  • Drive By Critic

    Being highly suspicious of most “public art’ especially that which is paid for with public funds, I have absolutely no comment with respect to this space-taker-upper. If the developer/owner wants to use their own $$ for such purpose, it’s their own business.

  • jmsullivan

    Come on, baby, let it go! Knock that monstrosity down! A pile of rubble would be a considerable aesthetic improvement over that building.

    (Now with bright neon lights!!)

  • JS333

    Not even a sculpture in her honor has motivated Mother Nature to let go of winter. sigh.

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