Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July 20/10: Subway Art

July 20/10: Subway Art, originally uploaded by susanvg.

We took the subway up to meet Paul's father for dinner. At the Bayview station we came upon some interesting art work. At first it looked like splotches of black on the tiles. Viewed from the right spot the splotches formed images – a dog, an insect, a ladder.... The work is by Panya Clark Espinal. According to a plaque, 24 images were projected onto the architecture. Viewed from the spot at which they were originally projected, you can see the form; viewed from another angle – just playful splotches.



The distorted image on the right is the dog.

Perspective is everything.

City smells – traffic and smog and other malodours. The sky wears a hazy coat. The fresh Arctic air is beckoning – not long now.


  1. It looks spotless down there! That art is very playful. Stay safe and have fun.

  2. What a fun display and do enjoy the various perspectives! Enjoy your travels!

  3. Distorted images are fun to view!

    Fresh Artic air sounds good...another foggy misty morning here for me!

  4. Nice way to liven up the subway. I like the dog but I think the ladder is my favourite.

  5. I love this type of installation art in our everyday surroundings! Thank you for sharing. Also a good lesson in perspective.
    I'm wondering whereabouts in the Arctic you are travelling, but sure to hear about it later, and see some photos, too, I hope!