Marc Dennis’s Where Dreams Come to Play (2017), a laminated glass and mosaic installation fabricated by Peters Studios and Mayer of Munich and commissioned by MTA Arts & Design, has been installed at Wantagh Station. The project depicts scenes of an idyllic and imaginative day at nearby Jones Beach that include colorful and realistic images of birds, beachgoers, sunsets, seashells and regional symbolism, such as the high school mascot and Jones Beach’s iconic sea horse. Highly-detailed individual paintings were made for the project and translated into glass for the windows of the station. In addition to the 30 laminated glass window frames within the platform level waiting room, a pair of mosaic panels at two main stairways highlight ocean waves seen under a rising and setting sun.
Marc Dennis is a New York based artist known for his hyper-realistic paintings that celebrate the subversive potential of beauty and explore the charged subjects of identity, pleasure and decadence. He exhibits in museums and galleries, and his work is in the collections of several major museums.
For more information, please visit the Wantagh Station Enhancement project page on AModernLI.com – //www.amodernli.com/project/wantagh-station-platform-replacement/.