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As on a Darkling Plain
Artwork: Relief

Artist
Wendy M. Ross
Collection
Arlington Public Art
Dates
  • Installed, 2006
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Description
Stylized trees wrap themselves around the corners and columns of this building and appear frozen in a windswept position. The work softens this urban street corner 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 famous 19th century poem, Dover Beach, which focuses on the crisis in faith in the mid-Victorian era.

Funded by 2900 Clarendon...
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Location
2900 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

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