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Joy Taylor

The Four Seasons, 2005

Mosaic mural on station waiting room wall

The Four Seasons mosaic mural shows the passing seasons in suburban Larchmont through a study of local plant forms. The work brings lushness and soft color to the waiting room, providing an inviting atmosphere. In the words of the artist, "Leaves are so commonplace in nature that we rarely consider them worthy of study. Yet when looked at closely they reveal themselves as marvels of efficiency and beauty. In a train station, time often means minutes to hurry or to wait through. But this mural allows the traveler an opportunity for a different view. Like a time line, this mosaic reveals nature as a vehicle of change. Combining nature and time, I encourage the viewer to examine such changes and to appreciate the precious and fleeting quality of our world. The commuter may take a walk into April, or recall November, even as she hurries to an appointment, or as he heads home from work."

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