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The Universal Human Urge To Mark

The Universal Human Urge To Mark

As an artist I have long been fascinated by the universal human urge to connect through mark making, particularly the ancient pictographs our ancestors created in caves around the world. Eager to learn more, in the summer of 2015 I traveled to Spain and France to view the ancient markings and etchings in 11 cave sites, including the Lascaux Cave, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I continued the following year with a hard trip to Sulawesi, Indonesia, where I saw marks dating to nearly 40,000 BC, currently considered one of the oldest marks in the world. Most recently, I traveled in October 2017 to Namibia, Africa, to explore the culture of the indigenous San tribes and examine their rock art. Read More
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New Residential Building in NoMa Neighborhood Incorporates Work of Local and National Artists

New Residential Building in NoMa Neighborhood Incorporates Work of Local and National Artists

Guest Post by Rachel L. Davis

The diverse works of five visual artists are found throughout a new apartment building located at 100 K Street NE in the NoMa neighborhood. The art at 100K Apartments is visible before you even step inside the building, in a new pocket park lining K Street. Two eye-catching works from artist John Clement — 12-foot-high steel coils in his signature bright red and cheerful orange — anchor either end of the linear park.

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ECA News Briefs
New Mount Vernon Triangle Apartments Underscore History with Focus on Artists

New Mount Vernon Triangle Apartments Underscore History with Focus on Artists

By Rachel L. Davis

Walking into the newest apartment building in Mount Vernon Triangle, 455 Eye Street NW, the average observer may not realize that many of the surfaces feature the work of an artist.

455 Eye Street welcomed its first residents on June 1, featuring three historic buildings topped with sleek towers around a light-filled courtyard. Entering the building, whitewashed brick walls from a 1916 autoworks shop stretch past a custom concierge desk and walls with carefully curated artwork. Custom mailroom millwork, metal barn doors,

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