A Subway Stop in Bloom

“Where were you guys a couple weeks ago?” the maintenance man said when he saw us taking photos this morning at the Spring Garden subway station. “It was really pretty at first, but now it’s been walked on so much,” he said. We were also too late for Wednesday’s DesignPhiladelphia event,  “Transformation/Underground Stations,” featuring the artist, Margery Amdur.

Yet Amdur’s installation, “Looking Glass,” still looks fantastic to us, so we thought we’d take a look anyway. Inspired by a paint-by-numbers kit for Vicent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers,” Amdur has turned Spring Garden Station into something, well, almost garden-like. To make the installation, Amdur had her drawings translated into a digital format, then printed on fabric, and finally embedded in industrial resin. For more on the project, click HERE. Now if we could just get installations commissioned for the other 20 stations on the Broad Street Line…

Photo: Hidden City Daily

Photo: Hidden City Philadelphia

Photo: Hidden City Daily

Photo: Hidden City Daily

Photo: Hidden City Daily


Comments are closed.

Recent Posts
Reviving The Potential Of Broad & Washington

Reviving The Potential Of Broad & Washington

August 28, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Another development set for Broad & Washington, Old Navy flagship coming to Chestnut, Wawa to open early for Pope, Philly traffic numbers looking good, and some help on deciding which Fringe Fest events to attend > more

Courtyard Compass Reveals A City Off Axis

Courtyard Compass Reveals A City Off Axis

August 28, 2015  |  Walk the Walk

If you've ever feel like the city is just a tad off we have validating news for you. Philadelphia was built a few degrees left from its true north axis point. Contributor Joe Brin talks cartography and William Penn's city plan with Frank Morelli, Survey Bureau manager of the Streets Department > more

Fall Lighting Expected For North Broad Light Masts

Fall Lighting Expected For North Broad Light Masts

August 27, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Nutter and Clarke discuss the $8.7 million lighting of North Broad Street, committee okays further discussion on 2nd & Arch proposal, Francis Festival Grounds a more welcoming phrasing than Green Zone, and The Fillmore gets ready for October unveil > more

Global Media’s Tour Of Philly To Draw Connections With Pope, Church

Global Media’s Tour Of Philly To Draw Connections With Pope, Church

August 26, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Preeminent tour guide preparing for global media, the Commerce Department coming through with kiosks on 52nd Street, lackluster infill by Clark Park, and life after the Fringe Fest > more

Before The Pope, The Days Of The Revivalists

Before The Pope, The Days Of The Revivalists

August 26, 2015  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Imagine if the papal visit and World Meeting of Families lasted four whole months. Harry K takes us inside the Union Tabernacle revival tent, where Protestant ministers and true believers spiritualized the city from several neighborhood locations in the mid-1800s > more

First Annual Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic To Be Run This Sunday

First Annual Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic To Be Run This Sunday

August 25, 2015  |  Morning Blend

5K will support maintenance of recently restored Belmont Plateau trails, 90% of Indego stations "healthy," Ralph Brooks Park officially open on Monday, and a neighborhood plan for Walnut Hill > more