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Norwood Avenue

Margaret Lanzetta

Culture Swirl, 2007

Faceted glass in platform windscreens

Using design, patterns, and color as cultural expression, Culture Swirl links the early 17th to 19th century Dutch and English history in the area with the current vibrant culturally rich community. Drawn from historic Dutch and English sources combined with curling, swirling patterns of African textiles and ornate wrought iron doors and gates, the bold, colorful artwork features bright, sun-filled colors to reflect tropical climates and traditional cultural heritage. The sequence of windscreens create a dynamic progression and sense of movement as viewed by passengers riding on passing trains.

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