Monday, July 23, 2007
As mentioned in previous blog entries, I am currently working on a public art commission for the CTA (transit authority) here in Chicago. This is a first for me in that I have to rely on an outside company to fabricate the piece which will consist of glass and mosaic panels. Last friday I drove up to Evanston with Joanna from the Cultural Center and Amy from the CTA to look at the first of the fabricated pieces and it was just amazing to see! The piece consists of 42 glass photographic panels as posted above. I was worried that the quality might be shotty since they are being produced in Atlanta and the shipped up here to Illinois but the images looked AMAZING!!!! As good as any photographic print. The studio also created a life sized drawing of the wall for us to examine (10 feet tall by 45 feet wide). The two shots above are of the grout lines which when viewed from a distance are a street map of the neighborhood surrounding the station. So phase one being complete, I'm sure there will be many more CTA related posts to follow. Cheers.