Roaming Underfoot (28th St Subway Mural)


A new mosaic mural breathes life into the recently reopened 28th Street Station in New York City thanks to a cheerful design of blossoming glass flowers by artist Nancy Blum. The artwork depicts plants that were chosen from the Madison Square Park Conservancy`s Perennial Collection because of their ability to withstand climate change, such as Red Buds, Magnolias, Hellebores, Witch Hazel, Daffodils, and Camellia. “Blum`s intent was to capture some of the magic of the nearby park, regarded as an urban sanctuary, and to enhance the station environment for transit riders,” explains the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Blum told the MTA that the goal of her design was to capture the magic of the park and enhance the station environment for subway riders.

Installed, 2019