BLE McCullough Station
Station artist Shaun Cassidy abstracts the familiar and creates art that is interpreted and experienced differently by each viewer. Basic curving lines and the use of a singular intense color can be connected to one’s visceral experience of air, light, water, or shadows; although movement is implied, it is frozen in time.
The first visual translation of this motion will appear on the ramp leading to the platform, where the artist has designed a series of waving lines that will be scored into the concrete.
The large glass windscreens include a combination of the image of leaves and the characteristics and movement of water and fabric. These subtle, etched lines and overlapping leaves create a visual link to the fabric and ceiling imagery in the light rail vehicles, also designed by Cassidy.
A similar pattern will emerge in the trackway barrier fencing where the artist will provide sixteen custom fence sections to replace the CATS standard. Large panels will be laser cut to repeat the station’s signature curves and, when installed, will create a long, rhythmic wave along both sides of the station separating the rail tracks from the N. Tryon Street Traffic.