Lifelines (2006)

by Barbara Grygutis (1946 - )

Photo Caption: Photo Alec Rogers © 2014 for the Association for Public Art
  • Title

    Lifelines

  • Artist

    Barbara Grygutis (1946 - )

  • Year

    2006

  • Location

    Suburban Station courtyard, 16th Street and John F. Kennedy Blvd.

  • Medium

    Leaf Towers: aluminum, mesh and glass block; Benches: granite

  • Dimensions

    Height 30'

  • Themes

    Women and Public Art

Commissioned by the SEPTA Art in Transit Program

Owned by SEPTA

At A Glance

  • The sculptural environment is made up of five leaf-like glass and metal structures

  • The artwork can be observed from many perspectives

  • At night, the sculpture glows from lighting installed within the work

Barbara Grygutis’ Lifelines rises out of a lower level courtyard of Suburban Station on 16th and JFK Boulevard. The sculptural environment is made up of five leaf-like glass and metal structures with multiple glass block and granite benches interspersed throughout the leaf forms. The artwork can be observed from many perspectives, including the street level and lower level of the station. At night, the sculpture glows from lighting installed within the work.

Commissioned by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) Art in Transit Program, Lifelines was installed in 2006. Bower Lewis Thrower Architects collaborated with Grygutis on the installation and was responsible for the renovations of Suburban Station.

Lifelines artwork in Center City
Photo Alec Rogers © 2014 for the Association for Public Art

 

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