On The Trail Of The Rising Sun © Malin Abrahamsson 2008, hand-glazed ceramic tile and glass, Valley Stream LIRR Station, Valley Stream NY
Commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design
The artist produced panoramas that bring the sky (with seagulls), local lawns (with Canada geese) and local architecture (a pleasant wood-frame house) right into the new station.
As always, the cool imagery reflects the artist’s ruthless self-editing. There are no extraneous elements, only an exacting sense of simplicity.
… She explained: “I’m playing with ideas of inside vs. outside, representation vs. reality, the illusion of space vs. physical space.”