As on a Darkling Plain
Stylized trees wrap themselves around the corners and columns of this building and appear frozen in a windswept position. This work by Wendy Ross softens this urban street corner with muted earth colors that were inspired by Ukiyo-e, a genre of Japanese woodblock prints produced between the 17th and 20th Centuries. The title “As on a Darkling Plain” originates from Matthew Arnold’s famous 19th century poem, Dover Beach, which focuses on the crisis in faith in the mid-Victorian era. Made of thru-body porcelain tile, bronze, corten and stainless steel and installed in 2006.
Funded by 2900 Clarendon Blvd., LLC.