Three Macaws

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2008
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In 1994, the DCCAH commissioned artist Byron Peck to create a culturally-fueled mural for this Adams Morgan community. The talented Peck, who is frequently commissioned for D.C. public art projects, created “Three Macaws,” a mural which celebrates the diverse array of Latino, African-American, and Asian-American culture which makes up the Adams Morgan community. It depicts three parrots, all native to Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. Other images, such as an Asian dragon and African warriors, are also depicted. The Mexican deity signifying renewal and rebirth is said to perhaps be an allusion to community healing after ethnically charged riots in the neighborhood two years earlier.

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DCArts
Location

Overlooking local shops (CVS, Pronails), facing South on Columbia RD. (About 1706 Columbia Rd, NW.)

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