Chandra Cox was impressed with the volume of train traffic at the transportation crossroads where the Sugar Creek station is located. The trains range from passenger to freight, and she acknowledges this through Locomotion for the light rail station by utilizing symbols and imagery from rail history.
Entering the station from the parking garage riders encounter Chandra Cox's 18' sculpture The Orb, a symbol derived from a train directional signal. A collaboration with her architect and fabricator, The Orb is made of painted steel with laser cut patterns arranged in a radial format, and is lit by a ring of LED fixtures.
Cox takes a unique approach with words and letters in her metal cladding designs for the canopy columns. Laser cut into the metal are several historic spellings of the name Sugar Creek, including sugaree, sugaw and shuger. She chose to use these different spellings because they demonstrate the vernacular history dating back to Colonial America.