It's been nearly six months since the
bloodthirsty Triffids primrose yellow public art project rose from the ground in front of the Hyatt at Reston Town Center, terrifying delighting us all. And now we know it has a name -- "Reston Rondo." How deceptively friendly, as though to lure human-sized morsels within striking distance whimsical!
On Monday, the public art project will
devour us all be formally dedicated. Since we are but jaded "web loggers," incapable of appreciating art except by making childish comparisons to obscure cult horror movies and other pop-culture detritus, we'll share the official description and this fancy video from IPAR's website.
Reston Rondo aspires to be welcoming to people approaching Reston Town Center. The sculpture is gestural, its graceful movement inviting the viewer to move around and though it. With clean organic forms suggesting lively energy, Reston Rondo is intended to be elegant with a feeling of lyricism and whimsy.
Not bad, actually. We've actually been pleasantly surprised by the piece, given the plentiful opportunities we've had to observe it while stuck in traffic on Reston Parkway. The dedication will be at 3pm Monday. Be sure to wear something