AT DC: Iconic Landmarks from Local Washington Artists

AT DC: Iconic Landmarks from Local Washington Artists

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Maxwell Ryan
Mar 31, 2008

This is from DC finalist, Sara. Comment away!

Choosing a first post for ATDC is a bit daunting. DC offers such a wide array of design stores, arts markets and unique architecture that picking just one item, frankly gave us a headache. So we decided to take our cue from the landscape of the city itself....

Washington is home to some of the most recognizable landmarks in the country. It's no surprise that these monuments are a theme among local artists. And while the iconic image of DC may be a stark photograph of the Washington Monument saluting the city in all its errrr... phallic glory, that isn't exactly our cup of tea. Here are some local artists who feature well known landmarks in a more whimsical fashion.

We love these small colorful canvas prints from Joel E Traylor III.

Local photographer Steven L. Miller captures DC locales with a twist. That's the Washington Monument behind the umbrella.

Winter Dance, shot on film, 2007

Photographer Cherie Lester features hand tinted photography on her Etsy store.

We also love local painter Zakhar Sasim's boldly colorful take on local cityscapes.

So let us know, which images of DC do you want hanging on your walls?

- Sara B.

(Thanks, Sara!)

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