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The completion of the work to rehabilitate seven stations along the D Line in Brooklyn was marked on August 2, 2012, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by MTA leaders and local elected officials.


We installed great new artwork at each of the seven stations. Here are details for the artwork shown in this image and its location.


Bay Parkway -

Artist: Xin Song

Title: Tree Of Life

Date: 2012

Medium: Laminated glass

Location: Mezzanine window

Fabricator: Depp Glass, Inc.


Xin Song’s artwork will be located in the mezzanine window at the Bay Parkway Station. Entitled “Tree of Life,” Song's work is a combination of contemporary photo collage and traditional Chinese paper cuts to evoke the historic status of the Bay Parkway Station. Her work features colorful imagery, intricate patterns, and symmetry. The work can be viewed from two sides. A black silhouette seen from the outside of the window creates a graphic filigree reminiscent of Brooklyn’s historic iron work; while from the mezzanine the same design will be cut from Song’s photographs of contemporary life in the neighborhood. In the medium of glass, the work will become the center of attention upon entering this particular station, and echo the surrounding Asian-American community that has blossomed in recent years.


For more information about art throughout the New York transit system, download the Meridian app.


Photo: MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design.

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Taken on March 27, 2012