Tottenville Sun, Tottenville Sky, 2016
Jenna Lucente designed 28 large-scale laminated glass panels that are located within the two station towers that provide connection to the platforms and the pedestrian overpass of the newly-built Arthur Kill station on Staten Island. The location is a place surrounded by community and nature. Various layers of glass that make up Tottenville Sun, Tottenville Sky represent the local community of Tottenville. These include the historic Conference house, Outer Bridge Crossing, the native marshland, and the wildlife of the area including egrets and spotted sandpipers. The historic architecture, geography and the community itself are recognized within this work of public art. The past is represented through bold foreground imagery which contrasts with faint background imagery that come together as one in the overall design. The yellow colors represent the sun and the bright light of the morning commute, while blue represents the sky and the evening ride home. The architecture of Tottenville and the natural elements of the landscape symbolize the historic vista at the southern end of Staten Island where land and water meet.
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