Tom Fruin’s magnificent “Sail” (2019), a 21’ tall stainless steel and plexiglass sculpture, has been installed at the newly-modernized Syosset Station, where it serves as a welcoming gateway, signifying home, recreation and the area’s natural attractions. The colorful sail casts a kaleidoscope of colorful shadows in the daytime sun and transforms into a beacon of light at night.
The Syosset station serves many communities with a strong connection to the Long Island Sound and Oyster Bay, and Fruin’s sail sculpture, commissioned by MTA Arts & Design, celebrates this connection, which dates to the founding of Syosset and the surrounding area, when shipbuilding was a key local industry.
This installation follows other MTA Arts & Design installations, which can be found on the AModernLI.com Guide to LIRR 2018 Art Installations – //www.amodernli.com/amodernli-com-announces-its-guide-to-lirr-2018-art-installations/.
For more information about the modernization of Syosset Station, please visit the project page on AModernLI.com – //www.amodernli.com/syosset-station-modernization-nears-completion/.