Artwork: "Urban Motif" (Mario M. Muller)
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Artwork: "Urban Motif" (Mario M. Muller)

Location: Kingsbridge Road (IRT Woodlawn Line)
Installation Year: 2006
Notes:

"My aim is to create work that transcends the contexts of chronology. I believe my images would look as good and relevant in 1934 as they do in 2004. And thus will have consequences in 2094.

The four, 3-part compositions act as single cohesive scenes. However, each panel can act individually as well as in diptychs. In environs of demographic diversity, I believe public art should be inclusive and provide relevance. Images need to reflect the cold (coats/hats) and the hot (shorts/skirts) characteristics of New York City. The length of shadows indicates different times of the year. The silhouettes and shadows of my urban motif iconography evoke the fluid and mercurial magic of this urban crossroads. Identity is established through body language and gait rather than the shape of a nose or the logo on a t-shirt.

Images need to be able to be read from near and far. Interaction with the glass windscreen panels will be activated close up from the platform where commuters stand and wait for their trains as well as from across the tracks. When engaging core principles of working in glass, metaphors of windows to other worlds are all but inevitable. I wish to embrace this potential by creating fictional windows to the sidewalk vitality below."-- Mario M. Muller. Source: cuny.edu


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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT Woodlawn Line
Location: Kingsbridge Road
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 12/20/2007
Artwork: Urban Motif, Mario M. Muller, 2006
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT Woodlawn Line
Location: Kingsbridge Road
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 12/20/2007
Artwork: Urban Motif, Mario M. Muller, 2006
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT Woodlawn Line
Location: Kingsbridge Road
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 12/20/2007
Artwork: Urban Motif, Mario M. Muller, 2006
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT Woodlawn Line
Location: Kingsbridge Road
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 12/19/2007
Artwork: Urban Motif, Mario M. Muller, 2006
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