Funktional Vibrations

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Funktional Vibrations
Photo Credit: Sid Tabak
Lead Artist(s):

Description:

Bailey’s first public artwork consists of majestic mosaics suspended above the entrance of NYC’s newest subway station at 34th St on Manhattan’s Westside. The art crowns the space and features mandala-like circles and patterns against a cobalt blue background. A sun emits rays of color and starbursts of light appear throughout. Inside, a ceiling dome continues the joyous and celebratory glass mosaic. Xenobia Bailey is a fiber artist working in crochet. Her commission began as crocheted pieces, later transferred into digital images, enlarged and interpreted into mosaic by Miotto Mosaics who matched the mosaic to yarn colors and captured the texture of woven material. Bailey says the work speaks to the idea of creation and cosmic energy and that her materials follow the tradition of African-American art, the music of the 60’s—and its material culture and design, making do with what was available, changing it into something wonderful.

PROJECT LOCATION

Transit System
Entrance and interior dome
34th Street - Hudson Yards subway station
34th Street and Tenth Avenue
New York, NY
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

MTA Arts & Design
MTA Arts & Design
Miotto Mosaic Art Studio
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
653,000
$500,000 and above
Percent-for-Art
Mosaic
Mosaic
2015
2016