15 Feb Arlington County Employee Calendar Includes Dressed Up and Pinned
Artist – Vivian Beer
Title , Date – Dressed Up and Pinned, 2016
Materials – formed and fabricated steel, stainless steel, automotive finish
Location – 2401 Wilson Boulevard, Courthouse
Photo credit – Photo courtesy of the artist
Info – Dressed Up and Pinned is based on the form of fashion and the materials of automotive design. This functional sculpture, designed as a bench, takes the shape of a surreal stiletto high heel, which morphs into drapery wrapping around the facade of the building. Inspired by the history and culture of cars, fashion, and the golden age of flights, the sculpture was conceived during the artist’s time as a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow at the National Air and Space Museum where she researched the design history of aeronautics and aerodynamics. She was especially influenced by streamline design of the 1930s, Art Deco and the modern age aesthetic in industrial design.