Artwork: "Animal Tracks" (Naomi Campbell)
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Artwork: "Animal Tracks" (Naomi Campbell)

Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St. (IRT White Plains Road Line)
Installation Year: 2005
Notes:

13-panel faceted glass mosaic depicting animals of the Bronx Zoo.

"My work is an organic response to the interwoven relation between man and nature. Walking around East Tremont I noticed the train tracks snaking past the Bronx Zoo. The immense green space of the Zoo with all its animals is what caught my eye. Coming from a strong background in art and animal sciences, I considered it as a twist of fate. I went back to my old sketchbooks filled with a variety of animals in all kinds of shapes and poses. It is what provided the starting point for this project.

Since I was a child, whenever I lived within reach of a zoo, I would always end up there. It was a kind of sanctuary for me in the urban jungle. I decided to bring this idea of an oasis up onto the station platform and transform the environment completely. Gone were the monochrome colors of the surrounding neighborhood, replaced by a fiesta of animals. Using the animals and abstraction of shapes, I created a new world for the aboveground platform. Using the organic qualities of the medium I chose to explore its properties, pushing them beyond a simple 2-dimensional surface. I am interested in the rhythmical nature of movement as it shapes colors creating a kinetic movement that gives emotional depth and sculptural quality to the otherwise flat medium. The love of form through sculpture and the sensitivity to textures through printmaking lent sensitivity to the form that allowed atmosphere to develop. The idea of chipping away at the medium into facets sought the energy emanating from what I loved about both primitive art and modern art simultaneously.

The final response is a voice of the natural rhythms found in nature that reflect a deeper philosophy often bordering on subtle paradoxes. Clean, simple statements reveal layers of existing thought that run deep like a pool of poetic imagery. The idea of bridges marks my work. Here, I am bridging community, global and interpersonal bridges through a labyrinth of environments formed in glass and touched by the nature of the sun. Working with glass and mosaic is very liberating and is another way of working with art that can be as expressive of the past as is of the future." --Naomi Campbell. 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: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Date: 1/24/2006
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 1/24/2006
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 5/20/2005
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 5/20/2005
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 5/20/2005
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 5/20/2005
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 5/20/2005
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 5/20/2005
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 5/2005
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 3/9/2005
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 3/9/2005
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Richard Panse
Date: 3/9/2005
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 3/9/2005
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 3/9/2005
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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Country: United States
City: New York
System: New York City Transit
Line: IRT White Plains Road Line
Location: West Farms Sq./East Tremont Ave./177th St.
Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Date: 3/9/2005
Artwork: Animal Tracks, Naomi Campbell, 2005
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