Valerie Theberge - Radiance

18th St Between S Bell St And S Eads St
Arlington, VA 22202



Drawing on years of mosaic experience in China, Hong Kong, India, Macau, and the United States, Radiance consists of vividly colored, dynamic forms which provide a bold contrast to this otherwise austere site. The mosaic’s twenty-five sections recall plant and cell structures or mandalas, circular patterns that symbolize the universe and aid in meditation. The polished mirrored tiles respond to shifting light and atmospheric conditions and capture the fragmented reflections of pedestrian and street traffic passing by. Special thanks to Shahin Shikhaliyev for his participation in creating this mural.