Construction barricades at the east side of Wisconsin Ave. NW, north of Albemarle St. station entrance.

Community in Motion, 2022 - 2023
Tamao Nakayama
Design concepts printed on PVC panels
4' h x 112' long

Community in Motion - 2022

Tamao Nakayama created vividly colored panels to celebrate the healthy and active community that has grown up around Tenleytown. Thin lines and bold changes in color put the people in motion. Tamao's artwork represents a vibrant town that is made for and supported by people of all ages and cultures.

Tamao Nakayama was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to the U.S. when she was 25 years old. She is still deeply influenced by the Japanese aesthetic, and the belief that 'less is more'. She is a minimalist abstract artist. She paints and sculpts. Tamao studied art and ceramic sculpture at Santa Rosa Junior College, and studied glass, metal, and furniture design at Palomar College in California. Tamao moved from California to Virginia.

Temporary project funded by the WMATA and Tenleytown Main Street.