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Outdoor Sculpture at The Nicholson Project Garden

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The Nicholson Project is applying for a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to commission artist April Banks to create a site-specific sculpture for our garden! We need 25 signatures as part of the application from neighbors and friends that support this project. The sculpture, titled "Levitate (the Stoop)" will be located under Nicholson's beautiful old oak tree, facing the sidewalk the runs along the front of the property along Nicholson Street. The sculpture will be visible to all who pass by, and for guests to enjoy when they visit the garden for programs and to pick up fresh produce. Thank you for your support!

More about the artwork:
"Levitate" takes inspiration from the traditional porch stoops that are typically cast iron or concrete, a common architectural feature in Wards 7 and 8, and throughout other parts of DC. "Levitate" is an echo, a re-imagining of tradition. From the side view, it is a line drawing, a ghost structure, a metaphor for weightlessness, a resistance to enclosure. From the front and top views, two-dimensional patterns cut into the structure are an archive of collective memory. The base is constructed as a single piece of metal, folding time into place.

The stoop:
a space between in here and out there
a gathering space
a disappearing space
a space for being Black and at rest
a space of mundane moments
a space of monumental moments
a space for seeing
a space for elevation
a space for levitation

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