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Mount Vernon West

Martha Jackson-Jarvis

Travelin' Time, 1991

Glass and ceramic mosaic sculpture on waiting room ceiling

Martha Jackson-Jarvis has experimented with the qualities of clay, glazes, and firing methods for most of her career and she welcomes the surprise and chance occurrences that are part of working with natural materials. In the words of the artist, "Conceptually, Travelin' Time occupies transitional space. It is a space between points, a place of resting, of waiting, of new beginnings and departures. Though Mount Vernon station is indeed public space, it still remains an intimate space where human scale and pace are slowed momentarily. It is a space in which we are asked to wait . . . and while waiting contemplate traveling through time and space to distances unknown, yet familiar."

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