Over the past week, a sculpture called "Lift Off" was installed at 5th and K Streets NW. It's not yet finished, but it is nearing completion. According to the artist, David Black, “The sculpture was inspired by children flying kites on the national Mall.”
I'm all for public art and I'm not a professional art critic. My first impression of this piece is that it is just a bit too massive for the space. It practically blocks the entirety of Bus Boys and Poets from view from the street. It also reminds me of a piece of unfinished building construction, clad in in taxi cab yellow, on steroids. But maybe it will grow on me.
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