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MetroLink Murals

Nucleic Life Formations- Murals near Terminal 1 MetroLink platform

Commissioned by MetroTransit
Dedicated January 2014
Artist: Amy Cheng, New York

Nucleic Life Formation consist of two waterjet-cut ceramic tile murals, measuring 5-1/2-ft by 22-ft and 10-ft by 13-1/2-ft at the top and adjacent to the escalator to the Terminal 1 MetroLink Station at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Both designs are suggestive of striated nightscapes crossed by a constellation of “stars” that loosely mimics a DNA double helix. DNA is the basis of all living organisms. For as long as man has gazed up at the night sky he has imaginatively formed constellations by connecting prominent stars. Nucleic Life Formation suggests a universal connection between all living things micro and macro, the cells and the cosmos.

The project was made possible by $50,000 in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) awarded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). 

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