Three stops along the M train, in Ridgewood, now boast some amazing permanent art installations. The work, commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design, is by the Madrid-born artist Laura F. Gibellini. The blog Hyperallergic shares great photographs of the art.
Gibellini designed a mosaic mural (pictured above), located across from the mezzanine entrance at the Fresh Pond Road station. She used a combination of subway tile and mosaic to create an inviting bedroom scene — the MTA shares more details on her work here. Gibellini also installed laminated glass images of hanging laundry for the Forest Avenue and the Seneca Avenue stations (pictured below) — the MTA details those projects here. The work, which is hand-painted on glass, echoes the theme of “home” found at the Fresh Pond station mosaic mural.
New Subway Art Installation Brings the Home into the Commute [Hyperallergic]
All images courtesy the artist, commissioned and owned by MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design, photographs by Stephen Scott Gross