18 laminated and tempered glass windows, each measuring 44” x 40.” The windows extend the sky, creating a bright blue fantasy filled with butterflies and birds, their flights traced with dots of clear glass that meander, overlap and reveal paths of movement, speaking to migration and the act of travel. The dots also transform the sunlight and enliven the landscape. Artist Carson Fox used bird and butterfly images inspired from Victorian era engravings, an aesthetic where natural life is a lush and swarming profusion.
(MTA Arts for Transit)
Carson Fox worked with Glasmalerei Peters Studios in Paderborn, Germany in fabricating this work.
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