Art & Wall Decor by Doug Fogelson seen at 69th Red Line Station, Chicago, IL, Chicago - Sanctuary
Art & Wall Decor by Doug Fogelson seen at 69th Red Line Station, Chicago, IL, Chicago - Sanctuary

Sanctuary

“Sanctuary" is a photographic art glass piece at the 69th Street Red Line Station in Chicago.

Looking to create a timeless work of art to visually soften the space of the stationhouse, Chicago artist Doug Fogelson drew inspiration from the nearby Chicago River and Lake Michigan. The soothing natural elements of ripples, waves and light reflecting through water create a place of sanctuary within the transit environment, which sits between the lanes of a bustling expressway.

For the artist, the artwork also serves a metaphor for residents and the impact they can have on their community. “Just as many drops make up a river or a lake, many people make up a community,” according to Fogelson.