At the Seaford Station on the Long Island Rail Road, artist Carson Fox created Blue Sky Pursuit, consisting of 14 laminated and tempered glass windows. These windows extend the sky creating a bright blue fantasy, filled with butterflies and birds, their flights traced with dots of clear glass that meander, overlap and reveal paths of movement, speaking to migration and the act of travel. The dots also transform the sunlight creating a prismatic effect that enlivens the landscape. Fox used bird and butterfly images inspired from Victorian era engravings, an aesthetic where natural life is a lush and swarming profusion.
The work was created from a process that includes painting on the glass. The 14 windows, eight on the north side of the waiting room and six on the south, combine to create a place for commuters as they mark the start of their day in a space made radiant by the artist’s vision.
Above: Carson Fox, Blue Sky Pursuit. 2009.