Artist Christopher Russell’s work, Bees for Sunset Park, at the 9th Avenue station on the D Line in Brooklyn is now open! Centered on the image of the bee, Russell imagined the station as a kind of beehive, a center of activity, with many individuals converging, darting in and out, to and from their many pursuits. Incorporating this imagery, Russell designed two sets of gates and finials for the fences that surround the open spaces at each side of the station. The cast bronze gates are based on honeycombs, greatly magnified, which are populated by equally magnified bees depicted in their crowds, busily occupied.
Images: Christopher Russell, Bees for Sunset Park, 2012.