Philadelphia’s Spring Garden SEPTA riders will soon be “walking on sunshine,” as the 4,000-square foot floor of the train station is transformed into a gigantic public art installation.Six 750-square foot panels of collage drawings embedded in resin will make up the monumental display, entitled “Six Places In Motion,” created by local artist Margery Amdur, whose works have been featured throughout the United States as well as Turkey,Hungary, and England. Amdur was awarded a SEPTA Authority Art-In-Transit Commission to design and install the project, which was two years in the making and which will provide approximately six thousand daily commuters the experience of walking right into a painting; experiencing the feeling of interacting and becoming one with the art.Amdur’s inspiration for the under drawing for the vestibule floors was a Paint-By-Numbers kit based on Van Gogh’s famous “Sunflowers.” “It is my intention,” says Amdur, “to create six spaces where commuters will continually have brief moments in time, while waiting to transition from here to there, to ponder how is it that sunflowers and daffodils are related to numbers, lines, and patterns within one pictorial picture plane. For questions concerning Margery Amdur or press information for the SEPTA installation please contact : ThePhiladelphiaSalon@gmail.com attention: Caryn Kunkle
THIS INSTALLATION HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL NOT BE OPENED TODAY. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AND INFORMATION CONCERNING MARGERY AMDUR’S FLOOR INSTALLATION.