Art in Transit: Shepherd Parkway Bus Garage, Washington, DC
North exterior wall of the main building
North Star, 2012
Glass tiles, stainless steel and concrete
22"h x 84'w x 1'd
The wall sculpture consists of one large star and six small stars connected by dots that represent the Ursa Minor constellation and the North Star which has been used as a guide for celestial navigation for over a thousand years.
It is mounted on the exterior north wall of the main building of the Shepherd Park Bus Facility in Southwest Washington, DC, serving as a way finder for the returning buses.
Ann Gardner is an American glass artist known for her large-scale sculptural and architectural installations. She is based in Seattle, WA.
This project was funded by WMATA as part of a capital project at the Shepherd Parkway Bus Garage.