Art In Transit

Hoss Haley

 
​Asheville, NC
River Rock, bench
Concrete, steel
2007

Smooth river stones provide the inspiration for Haley's five sculptural benches, replacing standard seating at five stations. The hand-polished steel and concrete art introduces an organic form to complement the symmetry of the station platform.

The River Rock benches are at 7th Street, Bland, New Bern, Woodlawn, and Arrowood Stations.  ​


Sculptor Hoss Haley is known for his two- and three-dimensional works in steel, concrete, and bronze. He creates pieces whose forms deny their industrial materials and fabrication methods, with strong references to nature, technology, and movement. Haley appreciates the transformation nature and human use can have on his work, allowing skateboarders to stripe his stone “river rock” benches on the LYNX Blue Line, and welcoming a natural patina on his piece “Motion” at the Huntersville Gateway Park and Ride. Haley has completed multiple public art projects for both private and public settings, in addition to his extensive exhibition experience throughout the nation.  Born and raised in the American West, he now has strong ties to western North Carolina, strengthened by a residency at Penland School of Crafts.


See more of the artist's work:

Huntersville Gateway Park and Ride​