“What interested me about the subway is that it’s a very strange place, both familiar and alien, a space of transition that takes one elsewhere,” Laura Gibellini. “In this case, I was thinking how the subway takes people from their home to the working space, which are two very different settings, with different politics and coordinates. I was interested in the tension of public and private that it all entails.”
Much of Gibellini’s art concentrates on ideas of place and home, and how we represent it. This is the Madrid-born artist’s first public art project, and as an immigrant to New York creating art for a neighborhood of immigrants, she wanted to reflect some of that personal life in the public space.