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Artwork: Reaching Out For Each Other (Juan Sanchez)

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Location: 176th Street ยท Installed: 2006

"The challenge was to create art that is attractive, beautiful and stimulating for an urban train station. I wanted to visually convey a spirit reaching and striving. Human hands reaching out toward each other became the symbolic vehicle.

Hands are visually beautiful with corporal, theatrical and expressive possibilities. With faceted color glass as an ideal medium, I wanted to create images of certain transcendence; something universal and experiential. I photographed hands and digitally converted them into colorful silhouettes against contrasting color backgrounds. From digital laser prints, I cut and tore them to create a series of mixed media collages using watercolor, Color Aid paper and color pencil. You can see hands from all directions reaching out for life, meaning and fulfillment.

From these collages, multicolored faceted glass structures were fabricated. The transition from photography, digital processing, collage, and cartoon drawings to the final faceted glass windows and windshields was an extremely stimulating creative process. There were pleasant surprises along the way and the end results for the artist was pure joy.

I hope that these colorful and dynamic faceted glass works will transmit that same pleasure and joy to people waiting for their next trains to arrive. I want them to feel their humanity commuting; reaching out everyday."-- Juan Sanchez. Source: cuny.edu.


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