Art In Transit

​​Nancy Blum

 
​New York, NY
Dogwood, drinking fountain basins
Bronze
2007

Blum designed two art basins to replace 24 standard drinking fountains basins along the line. Each 18"-diameter cast bronze basin features the dogwood blossom, North Carolina's state flower. The spiral design mimics the Fibonacci growth pattern found in nature. The fountains are installed at 13 stations.​​

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Nancy Blum creates art in many forms, from painting and drawing to sculpture and installation. The visual thread that weaves through all of her work exists as an appreciation for natural forms and the patterns they create. Blum studied art at the University of Michigan and at Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she earned an MFA. She is a 2001 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner foundation grant, as well as a Creative Fellowship from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Her work is exhibited in museums and galleries across the nation and her public art works can be seen at Seattle’s Sea/Tac International Airport, the MTA Metro –North in New York City, and San Francisco General Hospital, among others.