Courthouse River Plaza
Inspired by Arlington’s location on the geological dividing line between the Piedmont and the Coastal Plain of Virginia and proximity to Great Falls, Jesus Moroles created a red granite 4′ tall rough cylindrical “mountain” from which water flows into narrow channels of water that represent the waterways of the Coastal Plain. Three gnarly granite pillars, also with water flowing along their surfaces, represent Virginia’s trees. Included in the design are three benches: one circular bench that allows for 360 degrees seating, an elongated bench, and a third seat that can be swiveled to view the surroundings from many directions.
The sculpture was installed in 2009 and is located in the plaza behind the Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse. It can also be accessed via Clarendon Blvd.
Funded by Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse.