CHICAGO PUBLIC TRANSIT
A climatic art piece, Arpeggio introduces a sense of drama at the newly reopened main station house of the historic Chicago Wilson public transportation elevated train station.
The piece is an illuminated geometric sculpture, fractal in nature, twisting and turning in interdimensional layers. The Art Deco inspired styling is a nod to the style dominant in the historic architecture of Uptown. The fractal and its organization reflects a more modern concept of animate geometry. The name hints at a visual interpretation of the arpeggio chord, also an acknowledgment of the neighborhood’s reputation in Jazz music history.
Balmond was chosen from over 200 applicants to create a work of public art specifically for the$203 million Wilson Station reconstruction project. Arpeggio symbolizes the aspirations of the project and the city as well.