“Voyagers” McLean Metro Station

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Client: WMATA Washington

Location: Fairfax County, VA, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $280,000

Project Team

Artist

Martin Donlin

Martin Donlin Limited

Industry Resource

Peter Kaufmann

Peters Studios

Overview

“Voyagers” McLean Metro Station, Fairfax County, Virginia USA
Architects: WMATA Washington
2 Windows: Upper Level: 5 X 5 metres – Ground floor level: 5 X 6.5 Metres
Hand Painted and etched laminated and tempered glass.

Goals

McLean Metro Station is a new station on the Washington Metro Silver Line from the downtown city centre to Washington Dulles Airport.
“Voyagers” Represents both the physical and cognitive idea of travel and transportation, large human figure forms that depict a community in transition overlaid with poetry from past and present Poet Laureates from Virginia.

Process

The poems have directly influenced the artwork and relate to moods and the day-to-day human condition that effect our daily lives and also act as a springboard for thoughts to begin and end our day - on our own totally unique “Voyage”

Additional Information

The Artwork is completely hand painted with ceramic enamels on two surfaces then the poems are acid-etched out of the colour fired and laminated to toughened safety glass.