Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Jack Champion (based Oakland, CA)
— bronze, Courtesy of the artist —
Observe how the vastness of the desert landscape at Burning Man has a tendency to fool the eye, Champion began making the crows to play with perspective. The birds appear small from afar, but then overwhelm viewers with their unexpected scale up close. Crows play a meaningful role in Champion's life: his grandmother kept a pet crow when he was five, and later at Burning Man, an uncanny encounter with the creatures in the desert spurred the creation of this series. He still feeds the crows outside his house in Oakland.
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This sculpture is one of six outdoor installations presented as part of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, a takeover of the entire Renwick Gallery that extends into the Golden Triangle neighborhood.
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Erected 2018 by Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum, Golden Triangle, Lyft. (Marker Number 6.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 38° 53.994′ N, 77° 2.523′ W. Marker was in Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker was on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest west of 18th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. On the grounds of Edward Murrow Park. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Edward R. Murrow (a few steps from this marker); Hurrah! (a few steps from this marker); "The Bachelor" (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Engine House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nineteenth Street Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); "The Seven Buildings" (about 600 feet away); The IMF (about 600 feet away); Riggs Bank Sculptural Elements (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
Also see . . . No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. (Submitted on March 28, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
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