The shadow play environment will carry to the station platforms through the artist’s glass windscreen designs. They will feature maps of the world, with each continent’s ocean borders outlined in silver. These landmasses will be overlaid with blue lines reaching from top to bottom, curving through the map to define the world’s time zones in 5 minute increments. The shadow play here is conditioned by flux and time, and will be exaggerated as the sun passes through, lengthening and shortening the shadows through the day.
Mikyoung Kim is an award winning artist and designer whose work has focused on the choreography of light and color in the public realm. Her work seamlessly integrates public art, landscape design, and architecture, and has been granted numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and others. She founded Mikyoung Kim Design in 1994 after acquiring degrees from Harvard Graduate School of Design and Oberlin College and is now Professor Emeritus at the Rhode Island School of Design.