Rock Hill, SC
7th Street Station, mosaics and windscreens
Light rail vehicles, seating fabric and ceiling art
Cassidy continues the corridor thematic focus on Charlotte's tree canopy with his 40 sculptural leaves for the track fencing, shelter designs for the 7th Street Station, and seating fabric and ceiling art for the light rail vehicles.
Ten stations feature four sculptural metal leaves welded into the standard station fencing between the light rail tracks. Each station highlights a different species of tree found in the area. The natural vein pattern of each leaf is replaced with a neighborhood street map indicating the station location. The top of each leaf is painted bright green, introducing color to the inert area between the tracks. The leaves are positioned along the fence as if blown across the platform, bringing a sense of movement and activity to the static track barrier. Cassidy designed the 40 metal leaves and welded each leaf into standard fencing sections while in residence at McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte.
The fencing is installed at Woodlawn, Scaleybark, New Bern, East/West, Bland, Carson, Stonewall, 3rd Street/Convention Center, Charlotte Transportation Center/Arena, and 7th Street stations.