My intention for this project is to make the giant cherry blossom sculpture look similar to how cherry blossoms are traditionally depicted in classic Japanese style tattoos. Since our national cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin were a gift from Japan I thought it would be a good way to represent their contribution to our city. The way in which they are typically designed in Japanese tattooing is also how they’re done in American Traditional (Sailor Jerry etc.) tattooing as well so it seems especially appropriate for this project.
See this sculpture at 11th & I Sts. NW (CityCenterDC plaza).