Photos by Elman Studio    


S. Eads Street and S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22202

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Artwork Details

Artist: D.I.R.T. Studio
Material: Thermoplastic
Installed: 2017 

Developed by Julie Bargmann, founder and principal of D.I.R.T studio as a design enhancement to the Four Mile Run Restoration project, the twelve Watermarks are intended to bring attention to stormwater outfalls underneath the trail which contribute to the stream flow.  Each Watermark makes these underground stormwater pipes symbolically visible to users of the Four Mile Run trail, highlighting the need for environmental stewardship and awareness in support of the Four Mile Run stream restoration efforts .  The development of Watermarks resulted from a design study for the Four Mile Run stream area which was funded in part by a National Endowment for the Arts’ Access to Artistic Excellence – Design grant

Read the Four Mile Run Restoration Design Enhancements Presentation(PDF, 7MB).
Learn more about D.I.R.T. Studio.