Courtesy: Public Art Reston
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Reston, Virginia

Olin Russum "Russ"

Underpass, Moorings Drive Underpass, Reston, Virginia, 20190
Owner:  Reston Association
Date:  1967
Placement:  underpasses
Collection:  Reston, VA
Artwork Type:  mosaics (visual works)
Material:  ceramic tile
Description:  Artist Olin Russum was a potter and sculptor best known for his large scale murals and sculptures installed in public schools, restaurants, and banks throughout the Baltimore-Washington region. He was commissioned by Reston to liven up Mooring Drive, an essential underpass safely separating pedestrians from automobile traffic. Functional as this underpass is, its usability was initially overshadowed because of its lack of light. The mosaic brightened the underpass.

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