Two Roads honors Rachel Carson, the pioneer who altered how we see nature. An open air room materializes and dissolves within an urban meadow. Plantings and pavers weave through an airy structure of semi-mirrored glass panels engraved with Rachel Carson's writings on the environment. Some panels and pavers are missing; the landscape is growing through and into the plaza.
Two eloquent passages float as overlapping dichroic glass letters within the primary panels, where they appear and vanish as the viewer moves through the space, sometimes breaking the light into its spectral components and projecting them on the ground at the viewer's feet.
The studio collaborated closely with the landscape architecture firm Oculus on the design of this artwork. Oculus designed the urban meadow that surrounds the work. Two Roads was commissioned by Home Properties, Inc for the new residential building Eleven55 Ripley, designed by Shalom Baranes and located just off Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.
The panels reflect the viewer, trees and surrounding buildings, rearranging them as the perspective of the viewer changes. In the fluid overlapping of natural and architectural elements in the glass, the viewer's image is the only constant, reflecting Carson’s call to personal responsibility.