A Precast Concrete Sound Deflecting Wall Is Art In Waiting


These photos were taken on June 23, 2020 at 4:53 PM

The location was at very busy intersection near my home in Beltsville, Maryland.

The "Take It!” came after having lived here for just over a year - and having noticed this one color paint over of the many relief figures on this wall - I have made a decision.  I will research who has jusristiction for the up keep of the wall and see what I can do to propose that a student group who has an art class or as a major - take it on to paint in the colors which will bring out the many wonderful shapes to add a touch of splendor to this ho hum but very busy intersection.

I will put up some seed money to help buy paint and supplies to get it rolling and see if I can interest some others who live here to do the same.

Perhaps some business concerns in the town will be willing to sponsor a panel of the wall.

I will post my progress.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Summer,


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Comments: 4
  • #1

    SF1967 (Monday, 13 July 2020 13:24)

    I wish my city would do these artistic barriers. We just have decades old, crumbling concrete.

  • #2

    Gabe (Monday, 13 July 2020)

    That is really cool.

  • #3

    Jim (Monday, 13 July 2020 13:46)

    Man I hope you can get that done. That thing would look amazing painted.

  • #4

    Sally (Monday, 13 July 2020 13:46)

    I love that you're thinking of kids, we need more people like you around.