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Interstellar Influencer (photo by Justin Wilson/Twitter)

A new piece of art is making an impact on Alexandria’s waterfront.

The art piece Interstellar Influencer (Make an Impact) was installed this week in Alexandria’s Waterfront Park. The work represents the asteroid that impacted with Earth 35 million years ago and helped shape the Chesapeake Bay.

The work was crafted by Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang. It’s the sixth piece of public artwork installed at Alexandria’s Waterfront Park and will be on display from March through November 2024.

“We want this representation of the asteroid and its impact to raise awareness of the fragility of our shared existence on this planet and the extraordinary (and sometime extraterrestrial) foundation of our modern cities and waterways.” Klimoski said on the project’s website. “We all share this one planet and live within the history of events that shaped it. Sometimes you have to look at it from the point of view of an asteroid hurtling through space 35,000,000 years ago to appreciate just how incredible it is we’re here at all.”

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