The tortoises came lumbering out into the sun. They move faster than I expected. One came over to the fence where I was standing and I managed a quick gesture as it walked by. I had to finish it from memory and piecing together information from other angles.
The artwork at the Washington Park Station, both above and below, was a collaborative effort between the Westside Design Team and the architects. It's 260 feet below the surface and much colder than the air above. There are images etched into the walls, on the elevator doors and in 24 light boxes. All the images are of plants, animals humans and natural phenomena represented across time. The color was done at home.