A new mural by street artist Gaia is titled “The Dusk of H Street” (2012) and was commissioned by Smith Commons.
Located on 1245 H Street, NE, Washington DC, the interior of the chest is, according to the artist, an Albert Bierstadt landscape painting of Yosemite referencing American manifest destiny and western expansion. While it’s not clear which painting it exactly is, it does resemble his “Valley of Yosemite” (1864).
Gaia suggests that, “The virgin terrain is contrasted with an old vacant building on H street which is a historically divested neighborhood is currently undergoing a massive transition.”
Do I have to be the one to say it? I mean, even down to the placement of the wedding ring…