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Roberto Juarez

A Field of Wild Flowers, 1997

Mixed-media on walls of Station Master's Office

Roberto Juarez creates a place of refreshment and repose with his lush garden landscape, designed to appear as though it were seen through the windows of a slow-moving train. The work is one of the more fragile pieces in the system, executed in a multi-media collage that he describes as: "...consisting of layers of gesso, under-painting, urethane, and varnish, I also utilize natural materials - rice paper and a dusting of peat moss - to give my work added texture, strength, and beauty."

A Field of Wild Flowers was created to be compatible with the architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and it repeats some of its historic interior details such as the representation of fruit, acorns, and garlands. It also provides a contemporary work of art that stands on its own, bringing a touch of serenity to the surrounding whirl of activity.

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