AS ON A DARKLING PLAIN 2006
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Design/Rendering © Wendy M. Ross 2006
Station Square at Clarendon

 
 
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LOCATION: Arlington, VA

SITE: Station Square

Arlington County percent for Art















MATERIALS - Inlaid porcelain tile and bronze, corten
and stainless steel relief treatment on 4 pier facades
of a corner building.












 
The stylized forms wrap themselves around the corners and piers
of the building and appear frozen within a windswept terrain.

The work softens the urban context with muted earth colors
that were inspired by Ukiyo-e, a genre of Japanese woodblock
prints produced between the 17th and 20th Centuries.

The title - "As on a Darkling Plain" - originates from Matthew
Arnold's 19th C. poem - Dover Beach.