Watch your step, that’s ‘Art in Transit’ on the subway

    Travelers on SEPTA’s subway lines are in for a visual treat. As part of the Art in Transit program, 10 different art projects can be found along both the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines, as well as an installation at Suburban Station.  

     

    Artist Margery Amdur gave the platform of Broad Street’s Spring Garden stop a colorful makeover.

    The 4,000-square-foot walkway titled “Walking on Sunshine” was inspired by the sunflower paintings of Van Gogh and the famous pop-art of Andy Warhol. Amdur’s piece features warm tropical colors in different asymmetrical flower-shapes.

    It was selected from an open call for artists and had a budget of $150,000 of federal stimulus finding, reports The Art Blog.

    The artwork is sealed underneath a shiny resin, ensuring that meets all engineering specs for a public walkway.

    Art in Transit is responsible for nearly two-dozen art projects dating back to 1998.

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