When the new South Ferry subway station opens in January in lower Manhattan, it will feature the single largest and most expensive Arts in Transit project to date. Created by artists [and identical twins] Doug and Mike Starn, See It Split, See It Change is a large-scale, site-specific installation that pulls elements from the brothers’ ongoing Structure of Thought project.
The installation incorporates images of trees and leaves found in Battery Park and an 1886 topographic map of Manhattan. As is appropriate for a transportation terminus, parts of the installation intertwine throughout the stations’ spaces, referencing paths, veins, networks, and cycles of movement. To read more about the project, check out this recent NYT article and the Starn Studio site.