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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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Light Dodger First Lighting

Some pictures from Light Dodger lit up at night for the first time. At dusk the lights come on and the  ’39 Dodge side begins to glow. The 6-foot circle lights from behind with marine LEDs that stays hidden in the surface during the day.

Light Dodger

Light Dodger

Light Dodger

Light Dodger

Day 3 – Light Dodger Installation

Artist Tj Aitken and Joe are putting the finishing touches on the Light Dodger sculpture. They are also readying the Hemi Piston Street Lamps for installation on the walkway. From concept to finish, the sculpture has taken one-and-a-half years to complete. Absolutely amazing!

Day 2 – Light Dodger Installation

Artist Tj Aitken and Joe install the 6-foot diameter IGU glass pieces today. The circle is lead glass sandwiched in hurricane glass and louvered to spill wind.  Steel and architectural concrete with auto glass 20×10.3×4.7 feet, Light Dodger is a lighted abstraction of two Dodge fenders with large lens like forms of stained glass illuminated […]

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