You don’t know that name yet Alexandria, but you soon will. Born in Burgandy and now living in Southern California, Collin has created and forged three stainless steel panels that have been installed on the new Harris Teeter (opening late summer) building in the northern part of Old Town (Madison between N. St. Asaph and N. Pitt, a block north of Trader Joe's).
Imagine the challenge, the sweep of 265 years, a stage that has told not only local stories, but regional and national ones as well.
And then how to present all that in a refreshing way never seen before in the seaport city? Who would have the gumption to even try it?
I don’t know how he did it, but he did it. You’ll find George Washington and the iconic buildings and symbols associated with him, forts and museums, modes of transportation, seaport scenes, flora and fauna, colonial architecture and residential adornments, patriotic motifs, and a sprinkling of a few D.C. classics.
History buffs, you are in for a real treat. I count over a dozen specific historic buildings, with several more perhaps meant to be representational.
What I’m showing here is just a tease. You’ll have to go see for yourself, or visit Collin’s website.