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Artwork: Universal City (Nicky Enright)

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Location: 225th Street ยท Installed: 2006

"Much of my work is inspired by the colors, energy, and motion of the universe. I have been creating fragmented views of the universe that play with notions of space and direction.

For this project I chose to create artwork that would evoke a calm New York City under an energetic sky. Inspired by the subway, I set out to make a reversible design that shows movement in many directions. I created cityscapes where the skies evoke constellations, shooting stars, orbiting planets and moons, and brilliant sunsets. They also suggest motion, interaction, and freedom. These colliding worlds, in their striking diversity, co-exist and are unified by the silhouette of the city.

Aesthetically, the curved forms I created provide a welcome contrast to the angularity of the subway system. The pieces are bright and colorful and meant to be appreciated from a distance, as well as from an intimate perspective. The works offer recognizable city architecture under vibrant skies. In order to honor the people of New York, I painted residential buildings rather than the cliche NYC skyline.

My design is a tribute to New York. Through my art, I hope to encourage commuters to view the city from an unusual perspective, one where the enormity of the city is dwarfed by something much larger. Ultimately, I hope commuters will forget their day-to-day lives for a moment and conjure thoughts about the mysterious universe and our place in it."--Nicky Enright. Source: cuny.edu.

Artist's official web site: www.lightbolt.net


Photo Gallery


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Photo by: Jeffrey Sturges
Collection of: Nicky Enright
Location: 225th Street
Artwork: Universal City (Nicky Enright)

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Collection of: Nicky Enright
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Photo by: Jeffrey Sturges
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Photo by: Jolyn Arisman
Collection of: Nicky Enright
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Photo by: Jolyn Arisman
Collection of: Nicky Enright
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Photo by: Jolyn Arisman
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Photo by: Jolyn Arisman
Collection of: Nicky Enright
Location: 225th Street
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