Artwork: "Back to the Garden" (Tomie Arai)
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Artwork: "Back to the Garden" (Tomie Arai)

Location: Pelham Parkway (IRT White Plains Road Line)
Installation Year: 2006
Notes:

24 faceted glass panels - each 30"w X 38"h. Source: willethauser.com.

"Pelham Parkway is a tree-lined boulevard that connects Pelham Bay Park with the Bronx Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. Because both the White Plains Road line and the Jerome Avenue line are also within the vicinity of large parks in the Bronx, I have chosen to honor these sites with a panorama of trees and plant life indigenous to New York City.

Fall foliage, spring blossoms and summer wildflowers accent glass inserts of historical photographs from Bronx neighborhoods. Ten photographs were chosen from the archives of the Bronx County Historical Society to represent the community surrounding the station. These images will be screened and fired onto glass. Spanning a period from 1899 to 1969, they include views of Prospect Parkway, White Plains Road, Tremont Avenue and specific numbered streets that cross the path of the elevated tracks of the Number 2 subway line.

The title, Back to the Garden, is taken from the lyrics of a Joni Mitchell song ("Woodstock")." -- Tomie Arai. Source: cuny.edu


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Pelham Parkway
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 12/20/2007
Artwork: Back to the Garden, Tomie Arai, 2006
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Pelham Parkway
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 12/20/2007
Artwork: Back to the Garden, Tomie Arai, 2006
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Pelham Parkway
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 12/20/2007
Artwork: Back to the Garden, Tomie Arai, 2006
Viewed (this week/total): 3 / 2017


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Pelham Parkway
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 12/20/2007
Artwork: Back to the Garden, Tomie Arai, 2006
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(image 78494)
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Pelham Parkway
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 12/19/2007
Artwork: Back to the Garden, Tomie Arai, 2006
Viewed (this week/total): 3 / 2289


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Pelham Parkway
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 12/19/2007
Artwork: Back to the Garden, Tomie Arai, 2006
Viewed (this week/total): 3 / 2482


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Pelham Parkway
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 12/19/2007
Artwork: Back to the Garden, Tomie Arai, 2006
Viewed (this week/total): 2 / 2168


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: Pelham Parkway
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 12/19/2007
Artwork: Back to the Garden, Tomie Arai, 2006
Viewed (this week/total): 4 / 2166

   



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