"UNTITLED" - Whiele Reston East, Metro Station, Reston, Virginia, USA
in collaboration with David Wilson
Client: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Architect: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Photo credits: David Wilson
Technique: Schott dicroic glass with partial sandblasting on laminated safety glass
DESCRIPTION: David Wilson is a glass artist and designer living in central New York State. Born in England, he moved to the USA to work primarily as a stained glass designer for the Rambusch Decorating Company in NYC. His aesthetic approach works with the design sensibility of each project he undertakes, integrating glass art with the architectural environment.
The artwork at Wiehle-Reston East was designed to catch the attention of those traveling through the space. As the bridge makes use of a sloped „shed“ roof, the artwork reflects this dynamic. The refinement and simplification of the design process utilized the diagonals as the essential motif linking the negative space of the passenger bridge walkways.
This project for WMATA took some 8 years to come to fruition and was fraught with issues for which I was extremely grateful to have Peters Studios, and Peter Kaufmann to resolve all the difficulties that arose. Between their dependability with client contact, communication, the exacting execution of the designs, and their coordination of the final installation, I could not have asked for a better relationship with the fabricator. The Studio is first rate.
- David Wilson, Artist