This project activated the underused space behind the bus stop on Rhode Island Avenue at the intersection of 39th St. in Brentwood, MD. In anticipation of the upcoming new development, Prisms was an intermediary pop up art installation that brought color and visual interest to this busy Brentwood intersection. The installation consists of bright triangular sails, benches, and solar powered lighting.
The sculpture creates an strong visual presence for cars passing by on Route 1 corridor. The piece is sized to be interacted with on a human scale, and invites the public to engage with the space. The sails are held in place by coated steel armatures fabricated by Jesse Robinson of Robinson Forged Metals. The benches were fabricated by local architect Marcus Monroe from re-purposed pallets. All of these elements come together to create a energizing and colorful space for the community to enjoy.
Prisms community partners: Maryland Art Place, Art Lives Here, The Neighborhood Design Center, Prince Georges Redevelopment Authority and Landex Developers