- Category: Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative
Environmental themed artwork expected to be installed Summer 2015
RIVERDALE PARK, Maryland - On behalf of the Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative and with the generous support of the Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council Environmental Public Art Project, the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation is pleased to announce the commission of sculptor Joanna Blake to create a permanent public artwork sculpture at the intersection of East-West Highway and Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue) at the J.D. Williams Office Building, in the Town of Riverdale Park, MD in Prince George’s County.
Following a competitive jurying process, Blake’s proposal titled ‘Great Blue Herons’ was chosen to serve as a landmark for the heavily-trafficked and highly visible intersection. The preliminary concept showcases three herons in flight, with each bird’s outstretched wings touching at their tips, akin to the international symbol for recycling, as a rotating weathervane atop a tall base at the south lawn. As the design develops from maquette to sculpture, Ms. Blake will join the Environmental Public Art Project (EPAP) in interactive discussions with community members to guide the artwork’s development.