Ever wonder and wander around the outside of Safeway along Route 1 in Hyattsville and stop to take in this colorful, winding, glass sculpture right on the corner near Pollo Campero? Me, too!
Well, after enough wondering I decided to do a quick bit of research and learned that this beauty is a called “Ribbon of Life” by local sculptor Alan Binstock. I actually met Alan a while back at a Live Music Thursday event at Mt. Rainier’s Med Cafe. So cool to be living in an area where you’re chit-chatting away with local artists one day, then next you’re walking alongside one of their latest creations! 👏
According to this presser from the Hyattsville CDC, “‘Ribbon of Life'” …is a triple helix of stainless steel, with a matrix of UV and weather compatible resin, re-purposed tempered glass and an embedded welded wire, stainless steel grid. The genesis of Its design is the DNA helix: at once conjuring the essence of health-conscious living via life’s essential building blocks.”