As Above, So Below

Submitted by Ellen Driscoll

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Client: MTA Arts for Transit

Location: New York, NY, United States

Completion date: 1998

Artwork budget: $500,000

Project Team

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Ellen Driscoll

MTA Arts for Transit

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Franz Mayer of Munich

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Julie Nathanson

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Benzer Glass

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Paul King Foundry

Overview

20 mosaic and glass works located in Grand Central Terminal North, the mosaic, bronze, and glass reliefs in As Above, So Below pay homage to the heritage of the Main Concourse by taking the viewer on a round-the-world journey to the night sky above five different continents. The work’s tableaux recount myths of the continents and their civilizations, the heavens, and the underworld. Looked at one by one, these scenes bring to life ancient tales of the birth of the world, the sun’s daily transit, the stars in their courses, and the fates and fortunes of mortals and deities.