Funktional Vibrations


Inside the station mezzanine, the curved recessed ceiling dome contains glittering mosaics, also set against a deep blue background with repeating mandalas and patterns. Xenobia Bailey is a fiber artist who works primarily in crochet and textiles, creating sculptural work and textiles with an architectural harmony that celebrates her materials and forms. Her art for the station began as crocheted pieces, which were transferred to digital images, enlarged and interpreted into mosaic. Bailey sees the work as speaking to the universal idea of creation and has created artwork that vibrates with energy. She refers to her accumulation of materials as in the tradition of African-American art—reflected in the music of the 1960`s she grew up with—and its material culture and design, where one made do with what was available, and made it into something new and wonderful.

Installed, 2015