Rock Hill, SC
Ebb & Flow
Etched windscreen glass, passenger shelter columns, art benches and fencing
Shaun Cassidy abstracts the familiar and creates art that is often interpreted and experienced differently by each viewer. His curving lines and the use of a singular intense color is intended to connect to one's visceral experience of air, light, water, or shadows, according to the artist. Although movement is implied in his art, Ebb and Flow, is frozen in time.
The first visual translation of motion appears on the etched glass windscreens found in each passenger shelter. At each end of the platform is a custom blue sculptural bench formed into the shape of standing leaves. The seats and back rests are water jet cut stainless steel and reproduce the leaf veins, a design choice that is intended to reduce heat absorption and allow drainage. The three sided perforated leaves allow for multiple and interesting shadows to entertain waiting passengers.