Art in Transit: Shepherd Parkway Bus Garage, Washington, DC

North exterior wall of the main building

North Star, 2012
Ann Gardner
Glass tiles, stainless steel and concrete
22"h x 84'w x 1'd

North Star

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.