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Art Project by South Lakes High School Students Installed on Lake Thoreau

by Fatimah Waseem July 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm 8 Comments

“Connie’s Quilt,” an art project by students at South Lakes High School, now blankets a portion of Lake Thoreau.

The structure was created by the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) club. It is made of galvanized metal, airplane cables, tubing, connectors and cable ties.

The project aims to represent community connections and the notion that the self-made man does not exist, according to Public Art Reston. Reston Association, Public Art Reston and SLHS partnered to make the project possible.

A series of videos about the project are available online:

Photos via Public Art Reston

  • Mike M

    “the notion that the self-made man does not exist.”

    A gratuitously leftist statement that the object neither makes nor needs to make.

    Peculiar the ways of the Left.

  • 30yearsinreston

    looks better than the proposed monstrosity for RTC
    Cheaper as well

  • $$$$$

    I would have like to see the faces of the ducks say when the SLHS artists decided to embellish their environmental records by creating a terracotta army of students in their SUVs but no, they picked virgin galvanized metal, airplane cables, tubing, connectors and cable ties.

    • Good news

      The dredging off the lakes is ongoing.

  • Greg

    I liked things better when it was STEM.

    • Mike M

      STEM tilts toward the objective. Can’t have that.

  • Why do you bother?

    I drove by it today – looks kinda cool!

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Looks graceful but during the day it looks a bit too much like six-pack holders. At night it’s really cool, all lit up in green.

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