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Tom Nussbaum

Workers, 1991

COR-TEN® steel sculpture on station canopies

In his silhouetted figures at the Scarsdale and Hartsdale stations, Tom Nussbaum directly acknowledges -and celebrates- those most likely to view his artwork there - commuters and railroad workers. At the Hartsdale station, twenty-one life-sized figures are placed along the center of the open space between the two train tracks. In addition, monumentally-scaled people made of iron are seen in the station's track bed, busy working: guiding trains, keeping the track in good repair and throwing switches. 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 Scarsdale for the other work in the series.)

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