Art on the Second Avenue Subway New York City, part 1

Since the beginning of 2017, four stations on The Second Avenue have become a place to admire some great artworks.

Part 1 of my recent New York explorations covers 63rd Street / Lexington where Jean Shin gets you Elevated on four floors.

Monumental mosaic panels in soothing pastel colors bound to slow down the pace of commuters to "meet" acquaintances of times past...

Are we sharing the same preoccupations? Are you even looking around you? Connecting with people? Meeting he eye of strangers while on your way to work?

Feel safe, mosaics don't bite!

What is everybody seeing? Thinking? Seeking?

Were they waiting for more than we are? For more than just a train?

So many individuals and identities: where are they all going?

Where are we all going so fast?

Are we sharing a destination...?

Look up!

At 72nd Street, meet Perfect Strangers by Vic Muniz...people like you and me, busy, going on about life in all its mosaic colors, shining bright...

Besotted multi-tasking Dad...

Melting cop...

Avid learners and discoverers...

Busy people...

Heroes...

Unsung heroes...

Having a great day...

And a bad one...

And a normal one...

Showing the way it's done...

Looking up!

And flying!

Until next week for Part 2 😘

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Ingrid Westlake
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