Light Dodger: More Photos

Light Dodger  –  more photographs of a remarkable, newly installed outdoor sculpture created by artist, Tj Aitken.

The new Bainbridge Shady Grove Metro development blends elements of history into both the interior and exterior. Titled “Light Dodger,” the monumental sculpture stands 20+ feet high and has stained glass lens components over 6 feet in diameter. The sculpture melds the design of two classic Dodge lamp and fender designs (1939 Dodge Car and 1957 Dodge Pickup) into one three dimensional work of art. Along with the sculpture, a set of Hemi Piston street lamps grace the curving walkway. These functional lamps are based on the famous Dodge Hemi piston engines. They are flanked by Dodge head gasket graphics along the walkway that winds along the building promenade towards the metro station. It will be seen by thousands of commuters taking the Red Line from the Shady Grove Metro Station to Bethesda, Maryland and Washington, DC. Light Dodger is part of a project that will commemorate the dealership’s history to turn the brunt of the complex into a prominent residential landmark in Rockville.











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About Reed Brothers

I am a co-owner of the former Reed Brothers Dodge in Rockville, Maryland. Lewis Reed, the founder of Reed Brothers Dodge was my grandfather. We were a family-owned and operated car dealership in Rockville for almost a century. I served in the United States Air Force for 30 years before retiring in the top enlisted grade of Chief Master Sergeant in July 2006. In 2016, I received the Arthur M. Wagman Award for Historic Preservation Communication from Peerless Rockville for documenting the history of Reed Brothers Dodge in both blog and book format. This distinguished honor recognizes outstanding achievement by writers, educators, and historians whose work has heightened public awareness of Rockville’s architectural and cultural heritage, growth and development.

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