Up 'Til Now (c) 2019
In Up ’til Now, Nekisha Durrett evokes the history of the area’s landscape and architecture. She envisions the forests, thickets, marshes, and springs from hundreds of years ago gradually giving way to the roadways, infrastructure, and buildings that shape our built environment today. Looking through the peephole on the front of the structure, one can see a diorama invoking the rolling terrain blanketing DC hundreds of years ago before colonial times. Durrett also references the Victorian rowhomes later populating this area through the architectural shape and ornamentation on her sculpture.