Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Jack Champion (based Oakland, CA)
—bronze, Courtesy of the artist —
In 2016, Jack Champion brought his first solo artwork to the playa at Burning Man: a group of five resin crows collectively called Murder. Champion later cast this pair of sturdier, oversized bronze birds in the image of the originals.
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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From the Desert to DC
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Erected 2018 by Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum, Golden Triangle, Lyft. (Marker Number 6.)
Location. 38° 53.994′ N, 77° 2.523′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue NW west of 18th Street NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. On the grounds of Edward Murrow Park. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward R. Murrow (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); Laura Kimpton with Jeff Schombert (based San Francisco, CA) (about 600 feet away); Nineteenth Street Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); "The Seven Buildings" The IMF (about 600 feet away); Mischell Riley (based in Carson City, NV) (about 800 feet 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 Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
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