There will be trees in the subway in Lower Manhattan, reported the New York Times today. Artists (and twin brothers) Mike and Doug Starn are completing an installation in the New South Ferry Terminal, which is being built below the existing South Ferry Terminal.
The trees are rendered in elaborate techniques: an intricate stainless steel fence of branching forms divides the space, and on the walls, the tiles are made of pigmented glass fused in layers.
The images themselves come from trees that the brothers spotted and photographed in nearby Battery Park, but the Times reports that “they said they didn’t know what kind. ‘We just go out and shoot good-looking trees,’ Mike said.”
Maybe the trees can be a kind of guessing game, like the plants we put in the Berlin subway.
These images courtesy the Starns’ website, which also features some cool making-of photos.