Thursday, November 24, 2011
CTA Arts-in-Transit: Kedzie Station [Coast of Chicago - by John Himmelfarb]
Coast of Chicago
By John Himmelfarb
2004 /Custom-shaped painted tiles
Location: CTA Station: Kedzie [Pink Line]
Under the CTA Arts-in-Transit program,
where CTA stands for Chicago Transit Authority..
The neighborhood surrounding the Kedzie station is full of bustling activity. The ceramic tiles of this artwork reflect the strength of community as a whole, but also the uniqueness of its individual parts. Many of the design elements are drawn from architectural details of homes, schools and commercial buildings, as well as structural details associated with the CTA. These sources reflect the current community and give reference to the history of the neighborhood. Combined with this imagery are design elements inspired by connections of heritage to Mayan, Aztec and African cultures..
CTA Public Art..