I took this picture a week ago with my eldest daughter, Leslie at the Sequoia Restaurant in Georgetown, Washington, DC having no idea what this is but found it interesting. I posted it on Facebook simply with the question; “What is this?”
One of the responses that came back was the following reference, and I quote from it as borrowed below from
Feminine elegance — Potomac Riverside, Washington D.C., USA
I find it relevant and profound representing how I see the world.
Scarlet Natural Chaos
“Scarlet is an ode to nature, as well to femininity: its beauty, diversity, gratitude, and power. Scarlet is the artist’s indictment of human carelessness. Our contemporary societies create grim living conditions in monotone cities, and modern culture has lost its connection with nature, much to its detriment. This disconnection also comes at the cost of serious environmental repercussions.
For the creation of Scarlet, Quinze was inspired by the Scarlet Oak. This bright red colored tree has deep roots in the history of Washington D.C. and reinforces the enduring cultural link between civic symbolism and natural imagery. Arne Quinze appropriates this symbol and attempts to reactivate its presence by encouraging a dialogue about environmental awareness. Quinze wants to motivate the viewer experientially through the power of Scarlet, empowering them to work actively towards a better-balanced society.