Art in Transit

Waiting by the light: One artist's account of riding the T

Waiting by the light: One artist's account of riding the T

Guest blog post by MBTA public art finalist Elisa Hamilton on the importance of public art in her childhood and it's influence on her career as an artist.

"Did you know that the glass tile wall of that bus tunnel used to light up?  I have childhood memories of waiting near that wall all aglow in blue and red, as if it was magically lit from within.  Those colors are still vivid in my memory; maybe you’ve also felt that brilliance.  I believe that the people in our communities deserve to have that light alive in our public spaces, and I believe that - with enough support - we can keep the light of public art shining in Massachusetts, so that we can all be illuminated in its glow."