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Artwork: Metromorphosis-Birth of a Station (Corinne Grondahl)

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Location: Mosholu Parkway ยท Installed: 2006

"My work at its core deals with change metamorphosis. I got several inspirations from the site as well as the Algonquin meaning of "Mosholu" -- smooth stones. Smooth stones brings to mind the expression, diamond in the rough, the impact of pressure and time on raw material. In fact, the metaphor, river water flowing over rocks speaks of the flow of humanity through the station as well as the process of matter in transition.

I have always loved the expression; A man never steps in the same river twice. A river is a live moving force of nature and not a stagnant pool. The time of day, the light or someone's mood-- all these factors will make the impression of this installation -- change -- on a daily basis.

The panels themselves speak of movement and transition. They stretch beyond the parameters of the framing in all directions. The fact that you are able to see through the panels integrates the inside with the outside. Rather than a place to disembark from, it becomes a destination. Metromorphosis alludes to the vascular system of the heart and arteries, which is how I view the transit system, essentially the lifeblood of the city. The side panels represent the arteries and the middle panel, Mosholu Parkway station.

My work has always been about re-appropriating materials. I view recycling as materials in flux, in the process of becoming. Birth of a Station reflects this transformation.

The properties of glass are singularly suited for my work. Molten material in suspended animation fully realizes my concept for this station." --Corinne Grondahl. Source: cuny.edu


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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Location: Mosholu Parkway
Artwork: Metromorphosis/Birth of a Station (Corinne Grondahl)

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Location: Mosholu Parkway
Artwork: Metromorphosis/Birth of a Station (Corinne Grondahl)











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