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Queensboro Plaza

Sydney Cash

Columns, 2000

Silkscreened glass panels on track wall

In describing his work and intent in creating the silkscreened glass panels, Sidney Cash says, "As viewers walks along the platform, they are able to watch the panels' imagery transform as patterns appear and disappear in response to their movement ...The patterns on the panels have been designed to relate to the style of embellishment of Arts and Crafts-influenced architecture. As parts of the building are enhanced by diamond-shaped tiles, so are the patterns on the optical panels based upon the diamond shape. The vibrancy of movement and the patterns in the panels create a visual dialogue between the Arts and Crafts style, the motion of the trains, and the high-tech world of today.... For the people who take the time to look, this installation becomes a moving exhibition."

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