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Two Roads honors the pioneer who altered our perceptions of nature. An open air room materializes and dissolves within an urban meadow. Plantings and pavers weave through an airy structure and semi-mirrored glass panels engraved with Rachel Carson's writings on the environment. Some bays are missing; the landscape is growing through and into the plaza.

Two powerful passages are highlighted in overlapping dichroic glass letters that float within the primary panels, where they appear and vanish as the viewer moves through the space, sometimes breaking the light into its spectral components.

The panels reflect the viewer, trees and surrounding buildings, rearranging them as the perspective of the viewer changes. In the fluid overlapping of natural and architectural elements in the glass, the viewer's image is the only constant, reflecting Carson’s call to personal responsibility.

The studio collaborated closely with the landscape architecture firm Oculus on the design of this artwork. Oculus also designed the urban meadow that surrounds the work. Two Roads was commissioned by Home Properties, Inc for the new residential building Eleven55 Ripley, designed by Shalom Baranes and located just off Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.
       

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