time will tell, ps314

Submitted by Monika Bravo


Client: NYC School Construction Authority

Location: Queens, NY, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team


Monika Bravo



NYC School Construction Authority


The transformation of space: from landscape to cityscape, shaped by nature, reshaped by migration, language, and culture. 13 glass murals floating on the ceiling of the Atrium and corridor will depict layers of information gathered by time, spaces divided by the mind, places shaped by emotions and people.


To give children a sense of place, history, and vision.


I designed the piece 4 years prior to the fabrication, it evolved into a more colorful piece, my assistants in the studio helped me create vectors from maps, and the fabricator and my studio worked together on the best possible material and the hardware need to make the panels feel as floating on the walls and ceiling. The architects influenced my choice of color by the color they decided for the walls, in all I adapted and made sure the intention and the concept would be something I was very happy with.