Arts for Transit Murals Honored as Best Public Artwork
July 24, 2012
The site specific art installation at the Brighton Line’s Avenue U Station, Brooklyn Seeds, was named one of the best public artworks in the United States at the 2012 Americans for the Arts Convention. Brooklyn Seeds was created by Jason Middlebrook through the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Arts for Transit program. This new giant mosaic flower mural was a key element of our renovation of the Avenue U Station. The artwork climbs up the wall of the station. The piece was created using vibrant glass mosaic and ceramic tile. The plants are based on wildflowers that grow in unlikely places in urban neighborhoods, through cracks in the sidewalks, and in alleys and along walls.