Just in time for today’s winter solstice, the above video shows how a celestial form slowly reveals itself as a mosaic mural is delicately pieced together for the future Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill light rail station.
The expansive 61-ft tall mural by artist Pearl C. Hsiung will welcome transit riders as it towers over the station’s concourse.
Titled High Prismatic, Hsiung’s artwork originated as a landscape painting that explodes with clouds of Sumi ink, squeegeed enamel paint, rich washes of watercolor and a spray paint speckled sky. The work reflects on the geological, anthropological and cultural histories of our region.
The original painting was translated into glass mosaic through a fabrication process. Each tiny piece of glass was created to match the unique colors in Hsiung’s design. The details, drips and rich colors of the original painting are all revealed as the design takes form in over a million hand-made and cut-glass pieces.
High Prismatic is one of seven new site-specific, integrated artworks for the three new stations as part of the Regional Connector Transit Project.
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