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Thursday, July 22, 2010

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Selects Steed Taylor to Create a Road Tattoo on 800 Block of Vermont Avenue, NW Between H and I Streets

Dr. Gridlock - Want to help tattoo a street?

Steed Taylor to paint a road tattoo entitled “Daughters and Sons Knot”.

Installation Begins Saturday July 24 through Sunday July 25 from 7AM - 7PM each day.

Dedication: Sunday, July 25 at 1 PM
A dedication ceremony will be held Sunday at 1pm after which the design’s outline will be painted by the community.

As part of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s ongoing efforts to advance arts in the District of Columbia, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) selected Steed Taylor to paint a road tattoo entitled “Daughters and Sons Knot”. Mr. Taylor’s design highlights Washington DC's relationship with war and loss by honoring metropolitan area soldiers recently killed while serving their country. The names of those soldiers’ children will be incorporated in the design. The design is a complex Celtic Knot with 6 loops, a symbolic number for harmony and alluding to the interdependence within a community as well as a family. The road tattoo is approximately 60 feet wide and 300 feet long and made with the help of local volunteers and neighbors. 
DCCAH NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PAINT! Help make an incredibly meaningful public artwork for our city and be a part of DC history! For questions or more information e-mail Gallery Plan b, 202-234-2711, or Steed Taylor
Gallery plan b is coordinating the installation with Mr. Taylor. Images and additional information can be found on their website.

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