A new permanent installation in New York City’s historic Grand Central Terminal has recently been unveiled. It is the work by a New York-based installation artist Jim Hodges, who’s best known for his mixed-media sculptures and collages that incorporate artificial flowers, mirrors, chains, and torn-up jeans.
I dreamed a world and called it Love (2020), is a sprawling public work that is comprised of over 5,000 individually cut pieces of glass that the artist layered to create a swirling camouflage of over 70 various colors. “[It] is intended as an offering to honor all citizens, neighbors, and visitors who pass through the space,” the artist said in a statement. “My desire was to rise to the occasion of the historic context of Grand Central Terminal and celebrate the people who give New York its identity for many years to come.” The work is inspired by themes of immersion and movement, evoking the busy, diverse horde of commuters who pass the halls of the iconic station.
“The site, a bustling corridor in the heart of New York City, prompted a gesture that might provide a momentary illumination, a split second of image and color that frames the moment in time between places,” said Hodges.