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Beautiful Floral Mosaics Bloom in Redesigned NYC Subway Station

 

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Time and time again, New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has proven that subway stations are prime spots for beautiful mosaic displays. In 2018, glass renditions of William Wegman’s iconic Weimaraner portraits popped up in a Chelsea station. Just last month, tiled portraits of Bronx legends appeared in one of the historic neighborhood’s stops. And now, a series of shimmering flower mosaics has taken root in 28th Street station.

Called Roaming Underfoot, this blossoming glasswork by Nancy Blum was commissioned by MTA Arts & Design, a program that brings public art to the New York City Subway. The site-specific series features seven flowering plants found in the nearby Madison Square Park, including Camellia, Daffodils, Hellebores, Hydrangea, Magnolias, Red Buds, and Witch Hazel.

In addition to Blum’s desire to pay homage to the local park, these flowers were chosen because they bloom all year round. This characteristic makes them a perfect fit for the project, which aims to make the station a “delightful place to enjoy during every season.”

Following a six-month refurbishment project, 28th Street station recently reopened to the public. While the new and improved site now boasts tons of up-to-date renovations, Roaming Underfoot has undoubtedly stolen the show.

Beautiful flower mosaics by Nancy Blum have popped up in New York City’s 28th Street Subway station.

 

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