“SKY CYCLES” - BART Warm Springs Station, Freemont, California, USA
in collaboration with Catherine Widgery
Client: Bay Area Rapid Transit
Architect: Robin Chiang & Company
Photo credits: Russel Abraham
Technique: Multiple layers of airbrushing combined with semi-transparent mirroring.
DESCRIPTION: "Sky Cycles" weaves images from different times of day, different times of year and different points of view into single images that are in turn woven into the present moment, the actual sky from the point of each viewer. The artist used photographs of Pioneer Mountain, Elizabeth Lake, and the surrounding areas taken and posted online by residents and visitors. The piece captures the sense of seeing the whole area through the eyes of those who walk and live here at many different times of day, different times of the year, each a unique moment in time, a unique experience.
The Peters Studios brought to bear the artistic skill of their master color mixing expert to recreate hundreds of subtle colors in tiny shapes so that when seen as a whole the images read clearly.
The studio put together a team of artisans who cut masks by hand for over a year with each color individually fired in the kiln so every panel was the product of months of work. This complex project was completed on time and within budget. The client and I are both thrilled with the result.
– Catherine Widgery, Artist