Completed Projects

​​​Shaun Cassidy​

​​​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.   ​

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A flowing leaf pattern continues in Cassidy's stainless steel track way barrier fencing facing the station platform from each track way.  The 16 sections of fence are connected in groups of four, creating 27 foot long waving forms down the platform.  

Deftly defined laser cut leaves also in a variety of linear forms, nonspecific to species, are seen in the metal cladding surrounding each shelter column.  The subtle overlapping leaves in the fencing and etched glass are a visual link to the shelter columns as well as Cassidy's seating fabric and ceiling graphic in each LYNX light rail vehicle. Shaun Cassidy is the only artist whose work was commissioned for both the south corridor and northeast corridor of the LYNX Blue Line.  

 

​Artist Bio

Shaun Cassidy abstracts the familiar and creates art that is interpreted and experienced differently by each viewer. He is a professor of sculpture at Winthrop University. In addition to an extensive exhibition record, Cassidy has created numerous works of permanent and temporary public art throughout the US and abroad. Cassidy earned his MVA at the University of Alberta, Canada, and earned a BA with honors from Norwich school of art in the UK, also serving as studio assistant to Sir Anthony Caro.