LIBERTY BELL WASHINGTON D.C.

LIBERTY BELL WASHINGTON D.C. 

On view in Washington, D.C. above the reflecting pool between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial.

 

The Liberty Bell drawing is geo-located over the reflecting pool between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. As the capital of the United States, Washington D.C. is a crucial location for the Liberty Bell project. Historically declared independence has evolved into unchecked nationalism. In the wake of ongoing police brutality and pandemic, these political and cultural schisms directly affect our rights as American citizens. Recent civil rights protests and the unconstitutional use of federal force illuminate the charged fault lines in the heart of our governing institutions. In D.C., Liberty Bell prompts viewers to consider challenges to our individual rights, while providing an opportunity for thoughtful reconciliation through a shared and democratized public art experience. 


As Liberty Bell sways above the pool, AR shadows are cast over the water. At this site, the abstract drawing evinces the polarization that has allowed for civil war, slavery, and extreme economic inequality. The image creates a literal and metaphorical reflective experience for viewers as they are invited to question the very concept of liberty, and liberty for whom.

DIRECTIONS FOR VIEWING ARTWORK

With the Lincoln Memorial behind you, stand at the edge of the reflecting pool, facing the Washington Monument.

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Ideal viewing area is indicated within the red box: 

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