Photos by Serge Hoeltschi
N. Fort Myer Drive, 19th Street, and N. Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209
Artist: Christian Moeller
Materials: Reflective discs, slotted aluminum panels
Christian Moeller created a perimeter enhancement for the Dominion Energy Substation in Rosslyn. Moeller’s design spans the Nash Street façade with additional treatments visible on N. Moore Street. The design was inspired by the successful return of the bald eagle to nesting along the banks of the Potomac River after years of being threatened with extinction. It is rendered in a pattern created by the arrangement of nearly 20,000 3 ¼” reflective discs arranged in a field of slotted aluminum panels. By day, the abstracted image appears to the viewer in motion in changing shades of pearlescent green. At night, it glows with light charged during the daytime, enhanced by the reflected light of passing cars and ambient traffic lights. The public art project was negotiated as a community benefit for Monday Properties’ 1812 N Moore Street, a 35 story office building in Rosslyn.
Quill won an Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Year in Review Award in 2014 and a DESIGNArlington Award of Excellence in 2017.
Learn more about Christian Moeller.
Funded by Monday Properties.