ART
ARCHITECTURE
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in the Public Realm
Down Stream
Artwork: Mosaic

Artist
Martha Jackson-Jarvis
Collection
Arlington Public Art
Dates
  • Installed, 2006
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Description
Martha Jackson-Jarvis began her career creating fragile ceramics that could easily shatter. When the inevitable breakage occurred, she embraced the notion of incorporating broken shards into her work, and thus her interest in mosaics was born. In 1992, this interest took her to Ravenna, Italy to study Byzantine mosaics and tesserae cutting.

Jackson-Jarvis drew on skills garnered in Italy to create Down Stream, a two-part fountain that culminates in a semi-circular pool. Rich color, saturated...
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Location
4200 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
United States

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