A new work by sculptor Emilie Brzezinski was installed today in front of the Federal Reserve System building on New York Avenue. The sculpture, titled Arch in Flight, is the bronze casting of a work that Brzezinski created out of cherry wood in 1989.

The sculpture, which is on loan to the Federal Reserve System, will be visible to the public for the next three years. Standing at 14 feet tall, Arch in Flight brings to mind a larger than life artistic representation of the mathematical symbol for pi. Its bronze patina shimmers in the sunlight and viewers are lured closer to feel the sculpture’s textures.

Detailed examination of Arch in Flight reveals that the bronze sculpture’s wood model was created by Brzezinski’s fastidious chiseling and sawed markings.

“I tried to maintain the general sweep of the growing tree,” Brzezinski said of her work. “Using the tree’s hidden designs as my guide, I use my tools to follow its movements.”

Brzezinski’s respect for process is evident in the numerous chisel indentations used to create the form suggested by the growth lines of the cherry wood.

As a sculptor, Brzezinski has had numerous sculpture shows including work at the prestigious Corcoran Museum of Art and the Katzen Arts Center in Washington as well as traveling shows in the United States and abroad. Next year is set to be an exciting year for Brzezinski. She will be the subject of a career-spanning monograph released in Spring 2014, as well as have a one-man show at the Kreeger Museum in Georgetown with a display of some of her more recent works.

For more information about Brzezinski, contact the Artist’s Publicist Joseph Fons.