"Outlook"- Broadway Station New York City Transport, Line N, New York, USA
in collaboration with Diane Carr
Capturing the fleeting atmosphere of a moment in place, Outlook for the Broadway station is an imaginary, saturated, color-filled landscape that references the past and present of the neighborhood surrounding the elevated station. The la- minated glass artwork highlights the native flora in the area, and the deciduous woodlands, ponds, swamps, wetlands, meadows, and conifer forests that were once dominant fea- tures in the location. The palette choices for Outlook are in- spired by the current colors visible in the neighborhood, in- cluding those found in the existing architecture, storefronts, restaurants and public spaces. Carr worked closely with Pe- ter Studios to translate her original landscape paintings into hand-painted glass to be integrated into the station facades and windows in the waiting area.
When considering the fabrication of my paintings into work on glass, I wanted to make sure the end pieces interpreted the feeling of an oil painting. Peters Glass was able to do this by replicating the bright, saturated colors and also the variety of brushwork on the surfa- ce of a painting. Through different techniques, Peter Glass was able to create areas of transparency, parts that were more opaque, and a range of brushwork with the paint. The collaboration with Peters excee- ded my expectations, and I was impressed with their attention to detail and the remarkable craftsmanship they brought to the project.
– Diane Carr, Artist