Woven Identities

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Woven Identities, by Washington, D.C. architect and artist Megan Walsh and young adults at the Casa Del Pueblo Community Center, is located at Columbia Heights Metro Station as part of the Art in Transit Project. Woven Identities uses portraits to capture the diverse population found in the Columbia Heights community.

In the center is Rigoberta Menchu, the Guatemalan human rights activist who won the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. Other faces are more random, taken from photos the group shot in the neighborhood. Walsh was inspired by her Casa Del Pueblo students, who urged her to let the mural have a graffiti component, which can be seen in the shading and outlining techniques.

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DCArts
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In the Columbia Heights Metro Station, via west entrance at Irving and 14th St NW.

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