– 2002 –
Created in partnership with Kane Chanh Do.
22 life size chairs, cast from six originals, 20 adult size and 2-child size, and one magazine. Bronze.
Permanent work at Metro North train station in Pleasantville, New York, commissioned by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts for Transit Program. 16 chairs and magazine installed in train station waiting area, 6 chairs on the platform.
In this suburb of NYC, we have re-created, in bronze, chairs likely to be found in the homes of the commuters who use the station, bringing some of the comforts of home out to meet the riders, making the station almost like home, and reminding riders that they are almost home. In addition, on a shelf by a window, is a bronze replica of a Reader’s Digest magazine (with no name, only the familiar shape) making the work specific to the town, in which Reader’s Digest was published for most of its history. Because the chairs look so life-like, so much like wood and upholstery fabric, they create a humorous, trompe l’oeil effect.