2009

TRANSITIONS

BARBARA COOPER

RIVETED STAINLESS STEEL AND BRASS, STONE AND GLASS MOSAIC

PAULINA BROWN LINE CTA STATION, CHICAGO, IL

CLIENT:

CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY (CTA)

The forms of the sculpture mirror the fluid, ephemeral, high-energy cellular neighborhoods of the city and the connections and intersections between them which public transportation facilitates. It references not only passage to different physical places, but also to other states of being and points in time.

Passengers enter the station under the stainless and brass suspended sculpture; as they go up the stairs that split off in opposite directions, they encounter a glass wall mosaic fabricated by Franz Mayer of Munich, Germany.