"Local Seen" is an episodic artwork with 18 pieces throughout the 34th Street RTA Station in Cleveland, OH. This site-specific work celebrates the area's industrial past and educational future with a series of vignettes highlighting scenes of steel production and university settings. A collection of sculptural view cones hold metal plates with imagery cut into their surfaces. The darkened interior of the cones creates a vibrant viewing of the images.
The main objective of the piece is to celebrate the site-- its rich past and changing future. Because the site's past has largely been erased, the past is evoked through a series of historical and imaginary vignettes of the steel industry. The future as one fueled by the area's educational institutions, is depicted with imagery of learning environments.
UrbanRock Design worked closely with the RTA to focus the theme and select images.
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