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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Aniekan Udofia
A bare brick wall alongside a store in Shaw drew little attention from passers-by Monday, but by the end of the week a larger-than-life woman wielding a pencil-shaped gun amid swirling colors will be watching over the Northwest neighborhood.
"A lot of times in action movies you reload guns, but I'm using that as a metaphor," Mr. Udofia said. "The pencil used as a weapon — the pen is mightier than the sword. Reloaded is the idea of the pencil being held as the weapon of choice."
"I want people to not just see something new that's popped up, I want people to feel good, come to check it out and share it," he said. "I wanted something to look at."