Public art for public transport


See It Split, See It Change by Doug and Mike Starn
via Visualingual

Mike and Doug Starn’s See It Split, See It Change opened with the NYC South Ferry in January. From the entrance, a 20-foot wide, floor-to-ceiling marble mosaic map of the island of Manhattan extends down the stairs to the platform, inspired by an 1886 map of the tip of Manhattan from the United States Census Bureau. Curved floor-to-ceiling glass walls laced with silhouettes based on photographs of nearby Battery Park trees line the concourse. The installation is made from 425 glass panels that measure 14″ by 28″ each and includes many additional components.

Additional links

Caroline Cole, “See it Split, See it Change, and See it All for the Price of a Subway Ticket,”
Melena Ryzik, “Making Artistic Connections at a Subway Station,” NYT
Oliver Schwaner-Albright, “The New South Ferry Terminal: See It Split, See It Change,” Coolhunting
Miranda Siegel, “A Forest in the Subway,” New York Magazine
Starn Studio

See also

Behind Your Eye: Doug and Mike Starn via absolutearts