1. Elizabeth Murray, Blooming, 1996
Lexington Avenue-59th Street
Lines of poetry by Delmore Schwartz and Gwendolyn Brooks join images of coffee cups and shoes in this mosaic mediation on the daily rituals that surround getting on the subway and going to work. The blooming tree of the title, meanwhile, is a reference to this station’s East Side location, a neighborhood which was called Bloomingdale before the famed department store above the stop took the name for itself.