Susan Cohen, Art in Public Places
Saratoga Springs Train Station
26 Station Ln, Saratoga Springs, NY
February 3rd-March 29th, 2024
Every time I go to New York City and use the subway, I am totally fascinated by the vast intricate infrastructure and it's utter decay. As most people stand on the platform busily checking their phones, I'm looking up, down, all around scoping out the endless pillars, pipes, tiles and tracks that make up the subway structure. I'm awed and appalled at the same time. How many levels down am i? Rust stained tiles, flaking iron, a century's worth of dust and dirt - It's like entering some sci-fi dystopian dream. Yet it is the lifeblood of the city; it's how Everyman gets around. Life underground - for better or worse. I don't think there's anything like it anywhere else.
As for me, I was born and grew up in New Jersey in the NY Metro area. NYC has always fascinated me. I now live in Saratoga Springs and enjoy playing in the snow.