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January 1, 2021

Jim Hodges: I dreamed a world and called it Love Commissioned by MTA Arts & Design

Grand Central -42 St (4,5,6,7,S), New York, USA

Jim Hodges' new mirrored-glass artwork, 'I dreamed a world and called it Love', 2020 is now on view at the busiest entrance of the historic Grand Central Terminal. This expansive work is comprised of over 5,000 pieces of glass in more than 70 different colours. The installation is located near the 42 Street entrance, on the landing and mezzanine levels of the stairs and escalator that connect Grand Central Terminal with the subway station.

The upper landing is rendered in sparkling deep blues that reference the celestial ceiling of the Station's Main Concourse and contrast with the pale stone of the Terminal. On the lower mezzanine is a burst of kaleidoscopic colour, dazzling against the backdrop of black granite in the newly renovated subway entrance. The artwork's organic, camouflage patterning evokes a sense of life and movement. Reflections combine with the cut glass composition to create the appearance of fluidity, imbued with a swirling visual dynamism that mimics the pulsating energy of the Station itself.

 

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