American artists Doug and Mike Starn (identical twins, born 1961) are primarily known for working conceptually with photography. They created “See It Split, See It Change,” a multi-part, site-specific installation (2005-2008) that encompasses the entire interior of the new South Ferry Terminal concourse, a crucial transportation hub that is situated at the entrance to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.
The approximately 250-foot long work, ranging from 9 to 14 feet in height, presents the artists’ iconic tree photographs, and a leaf transposed into fused glass. Marble mosaics and a water jet cut stainless steel fence punctuate the station’s main tree landscape. See it split, see it change is Doug and Mike Starn’s first-ever public commission.