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Daniel Del Valle

A Trip Up the Bronx River, 2004

Faceted glass in platform windscreens and window niches

A Trip Up the Bronx River consists of ten faceted glass panels that depict a small group canoeing upstream and visiting such famous sites as the Bronx Zoo and the Botanical Garden. En route, they pass various neighborhoods, filled with color, pattern, and activity. The artist also presents typical activities in which the community participates, such as a street festival, mask-making, and the planting of new trees. Representations of flowers can be found in the station window niches, "simple reflections of nature that surrounds us," says the artist, Daniel Del Valle. "Even though not everyone can take this magical trip up the river to view these sites, the 2 and 5 trains can provide people easy access to travel to these locations."

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