Train Station

B:w1sicmvzaxpliiwxmdawxsxbim1hecjdlfsid2uixv0=

"Train Station" by Mare Costello, 1999

from the "Steel Drawing Series"

Steel - 4' X 10' WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY 374LBS 

“Here my affection for one of the greatest and most well known buildings in Detroit is expressed.  The Michigan Central Depot or Train Station, as it commonly referred to.  Creating a piece about it is a basic right of passage for every Detroit Artist.  Many a pilgrimage is made to its historic architectural steps.  Even the barbed wire can’t keep out the curious.  To me it has been a contrasting broken symbol of power, fear, sadness, confusion, majesty, hope, history and my living representation of the entire city of Detroit.  My Train Station drawing shows the unavoidable view of its bridge over Vernor Highway where thousands and thousands of freight and passenger lines once moved feverishly for decades.  The station is colossal so my piece had to have an imposing scale.  I wanted to show how metal, like skin or the walls of a neglected Detroit building, degrade over time by letting it rust.  Is it a living piece of Art or a dying one?  A question many that look at the Train Station have.  I choose a living piece of Art." Mare Costello 


FOR SALE | IN STUDIO | CONTACT FREE PRODUCTIONS HERE

Broken Windows

B:w1sicmvzaxpliiwxmdawxsxbim1hecjdlfsid2uixv0=

"Broken Windows" by Mare Costello, 2014

From the "Steel Drawing Series"

Broken Windows is another piece which draws direct inspiration from the Detroit Train Station, first exhibited in 1999 only a mile away from the actual building .  

Steel -  5 ½’ X 8’ (each piece app. 10-20lbs


FOR SALE | IN STUDIO | CONTACT FREE PRODUCTIONS HERE

The Train Station Over the Years