Street Art: An Eye-Catching Sticker

Yesterday on my lunch break, while walking around The Mall and its surrounding areas, I happened upon a truly unique and captivating piece of street art. A new sticker has revealed itself near the Hirshhorn at the intersection of Independence and 7th St. SW:

The sticker’s unique pattern was the first thing that caught my attention. Its artist has created an interesting and unusual combination of the geometric and mathematical with the natural and personal: overlapping prisms and pyramids of triangles encompassed with eyeballs within each shape. The whole image is mind-boggling.

As if the pattern isn’t enough, stylized text is placed atop. I can’t quite decipher what is written exactly, but it looks like it reads, “use meu” or “use met”? Whatever the text says, it seems to be secondary to its stronger component, the background. I find this an interesting relationship, since the text is so bold and in the center of the piece, yet it was the pattern that grabbed my sight initially. I think it also has to do with the text’s illegibility. Nonetheless, this piece of art is pretty cool to look at.

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