Hicksville Station

Hicksville Station, Waiting Room 1, Maple, art glass, (total length 50 ft), installed 2018, commissioned by MTA Arts & Design

Hicksville Station, Waiting Room 1, Maple, art glass, (total length 50 ft), installed 2018, commissioned by MTA Arts & Design

In 2014, Roy Nicholson was commissioned by the MTA Arts & Design program to expand on the original concept of the mosaic murals for the downstairs waiting room of Long Island Rail Road’s Hicksville station, which had been installed in 2001. The current project in the new platform waiting rooms and renovated stair and escalator wells similarly reflects the concept of depicting the Hempstead Plain dynamically, as if seen by commuters as they travel west in the morning and east in the evening on the speeding train, in this instance using indigenous plants as landmarks that identify the vistas even more closely with the historic plain. In 2018, the installation of four glass-enclosed waiting rooms has been completed, each with 50-foot panels of art glass on either side. See Public Works for images of the current and earlier Hicksville installations along with other public commissions.

Selected Press
Newsday “Artwork at LIRR station inspired by traveling back in time”, by Daniel Bubbeo, 2 Jan 2020
Hicksville News “A Painted Commute”, by Allison Eichler, 27 March 2019

2020-10-16T11:46:39-04:00October 26th, 2018|