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BLE Old Concord Road Station
The art concept for this station was influenced by the woodland bird habitat adjacent to the station location, an area of abundant wildlife between the site and Eastway Park that providing a natural habitat. The art elements integrated throughout the station interpret this information by weaving images of animals and insects with grasses, trees, and cattails.
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Along the station platform, the windscreen glass will be etched with images of wildlife crawling through long, straight blades of grass. The hyper-natural, super-sized critters, in the form of a grasshopper, ant, dragonfly, mouse and others, will add levity to the project. This same imagery appears in the laser cut-outs of the green powder coated canopy column covers, with letters added in a creative vertical/horizontal format spelling out the station name. 

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​A focal point of the platform will be a sculptural fencing element sited in a 250’ by 8’ raised bed of ornamental grasses along the back of the southbound platform.

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Eight clusters of three to four laser-cut, stainless steel birds modeled after indigenous mallards, raptors, woodpeckers, and doves will appear to emerge from a line of cattails.

Separate LED floodlights will illuminate the birds, and the tops of the cattails will be lit by 500 smaller LED lights, simulating lightening bugs at night.




 

Artist Bio

Chandra Cox is head of the department of art and design at NC State University. In addition to her exhibition and teaching credentials, Cox has received several public art commissions over the past decade. In Charlotte, her most notable projects are the Beatties Ford Road Metro Police Facility and CATS Rosa Parks Transit Center. Chandra earned her MFA from Ohio State University in Columbus and a BA from Hampton Institute in Hampton, VA. Cox’s architect and collaborator on this project is Susan Cole Cannon, also of Raleigh, NC.