Living in and around the nation’s capital exposes one to many opportunities and cool things. Whether it’s the plethora of renowned museums, famous monuments, or new restaurants, Washington, D.C., has no shortage of things to do. If you’re looking for a great place to capture photos with your friends, head over to DuPont Circle to see one of two DC installations of Colette Miller’s angel wings.
I’m not one for graffiti or street art – though you’ll come to find I have a deep appreciation for paintings and art history – but when I first learned about Colette Miller’s Global Angel Wings Project, I reconsidered. The purpose of the Global Angel Wings Project is to “remind humanity we are the angels of this earth.” Seems pretty positive, no? In a divisive time, it’s refreshing to see something positive out there to bring people together–even if for a brief moment in time.
There are two D.C. locations where these wings can be found at: one in DuPont Circle, the other in Adams Morgan. Don’t live in D.C.? Fear not–these murals can be found in other U.S. cities and even in cities abroad! I found these wings at the Embassy Row Hotel in DuPont Circle at 2015 Massachusetts Avenue.
While there are some questionable artistic undertones or messages at times, I have greatly enjoyed seeing these angel wings in my social feeds. If you come across a set of these wings, snap a pic and share with your followers. Not only are they pleasing to the eyes and boast a positive message, they are fun to pose in front of!
Update: The artist herself – Colette Miller – shared my blog post on her Facebook page. Pretty cool!