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Artwork: The Procession of Folk, No. 3 (Amir Bey)

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Location: Mt. Eden Avenue ยท Installed: 2006

"The original designs submitted to the MTA Arts for Transit program were etchings on copper foil that are part of an on-going series of mine, The Procession of Folk. This series is devoted to the notion of people as waves and streams whose movements can be seen as processes of social evolution.

The face is the key component for this series because of the simplicity of the features of the face, and how those features can describe the most unique characteristics of an individual. Since the vast vocabulary of expressions of the face is universally understood, the face is both personal and communal. A train station such as the Mt. Eden Avenue station is an appropriate venue for The Procession of Folk.

While I have carved and cast many sculptural designs in stone, bronze, plaster, and other materials that are devoted to that series, The Procession of Folk #3 installation is twelve faceted glass windows and is also two-dimensional. I feel proud and fulfilled, not only as an artist whose work will be seen and possessed by a community, but also as an individual who rides the subways frequently and is permitted to contribute to that environment with its currents of daily public movement. In this way, the windows will be taking a life and direction of their own through the use and interpretations made by others, and will reach beyond my personal dreams in ways that I would not be able to imagine."--Amir Bey. Source: cuny.edu.


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