Art in Transit: L'Enfant Plaza
7th & D St. station entrance wall
H-E-L-L-O and Space Set, 2005
Porcelain enamel photographs
Diameter: 10' (x 2)
William Wegman was born in 1943 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He received a B.F.A. in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston in 1965 and an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana in 1967. Famed for his popular images of Weimaraner dogs acting out in human situations, Wegman put his subjects in a space suit loaned by NASA. The finished photos of dogs floating in microgravity are displayed on a pair of circular murals in the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station, one of the busiest stops of the DC Metro system.