David Tanych and “The Big Game”

Artist: David Tanych

The Big Game

84 in. x 84 in. x 68 in (Jacks)& 80 in. diameter (Ball)

Location: Adjacent to C2 Garage


A veteran home and furniture builder turned steel sculptor, David Tanych, draws inspiration, creativity, and ideas from cherished childhood memories. His latest sculpture, The Big Game, located here on Capital One Center’s campus, is definitely no exception!

When creating The Big Game, Tanych aimed to depict the essence of play rather than work – as he was influenced by watching his sisters “bounce the ball and grab the strange little shapes”. These pieces of art are intended to be seen by the public in an outdoor environment – such a park or plaza.

David Tanych began his connection to welding and metal after attending summer sessions in blacksmithing at the renowned Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Tanych’s work has been featured in Forbes Life, Architectural Digest, and Dwell Magazine. His work can also be seen in public and private collections including Vermont Arts Council Sculpture Garden in Montpelier, VT; Vermont Craft Council; Southern Vermont Art Center; Southern Garden and Museum in Manchester, VT; Palm Spring Sculpture Garden; Leisureland; and Woodstock, NY Sculpturefest.

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About Capital One Center

Capital One Center is a 35 acre mixed-use development in the heart of Tysons, VA. Anchored by the headquarters of Capital One, Washington DC's hometown bank, and home to its over 10,000 associates in the region, Capital One Center is quickly transforming the skyline and the cultural landscape of Fairfax County. This 3 million sq. ft. development is a vibrant arts & entertainment destination which includes a large skypark, The Perch - complete with Starr Hill Biergarten, food trucks, and an 18-hole miniature golf course - and a 300-all-suite hotel, The Watermark Hotel, numerous retail and dining options, and most notably a world-class corporate events and performing arts center, Capital One Hall.  In spring 2023 Capital One Park opened doors to a baseball stadium which will host college, high school, and tournament games. Capital One Center is located 500 steps from the McLean Metro Station on the Silver Line.