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Tom Nussbaum

Travelers, 1991

COR-TENĀ® steel sculpture on station canopies

In his silhouetted figures at the Scarsdale and Hartsdale stations, Tom Nussbaum acknowledges those most likely to view his artwork there - commuters and railroad workers. At the Scarsdale station a group of flattened, iron figures appears. They are travelers, evidenced by their carrying suitcases, bundles, and even a container balanced on a figure's head. Travelers also includes three-foot figures standing along the roof line of the station canopies. Nussbaum says, "My approach to this kind of figurative work reflects an on-going interest in American folk sculpture of all kinds, especially whirligigs and weather vanes." (See Hartsdale for the other work in the series.)

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