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Burnside Avenue

Laura Battle

How to get to the moon..., 2008

Laminated glass in stairwell windows

How to Get to the Moon..., a series of eight laminated glass panels at the Burnside Avenue station, takes its imagery from a Michelangelo mosaic, the phases of the moon, celestial navigation, and the spherical orbs of the sun and moon. Artist Laura Battle uses the sphere to evoke wheels that convey motion and circles to evoke time and motion and provide a connection to the planetary forms. Her blue and yellow palette speaks to the shifting of day into night in an uplifting and cheering artwork.

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