Public Sculptures by Beatrice Coron, as seen in 466 Rockland St, Lancaster, PA

Public Sculptures by Beatrice Coron seen at 466 Rockland St, Lancaster - "Moving in the Right Direction", 2016
Public Sculptures by Beatrice Coron seen at 466 Rockland St, Lancaster - "Moving in the Right Direction", 2016
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"Moving in the Right Direction", 2016

“Moving in the Right Direction” a 120 feet of a colorful laser-cut steel fence installed at the transportation themed wading pool near Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School on South Duke Street in Lancaster, PA. Commissioned by the City of Lancaster.
Typical fence: 5 x 7'

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in466 Rockland St, Lancaster, PA

Meet the Creator

My work tells stories. I invent situations, cities and worlds. These compositions include memories, associations of words, ideas, observations and thoughts that unfold in improbable juxtapositions. These invented worlds have their own logic and patterns. Images are conveyed through words, whether automatic writing or premeditated scenes. My creative inspiration comes from a text, a poem, the news or from a philosophical concept that can be reduced to a mere title. I research collective memories and myths, questioning the notions of identity and belonging. For each theme, I explore various narratives: one story leads to the next, and the creation process weaves different layers of our relations to the world.


My silhouettes are a language I have developed over the years; my point of view is both detailed and monumental. Cutting from a single piece of material, the profusion of individual stories creates a coherent universe. In my artist books and public art, where I play with full and empty shapes, everything must fall in place: one’s place in the world, one’s place in the city, one’s place in his or her body. In my graphic style, windows are used not to see out but in, placing the spectator in an outsider/insider situation. Shadows, reminiscent of film noir and voyeurism, leaves room for multiple interpretations.” - Beatrice Coron

“Beatrice Coron (Chambéry, France, 1956) is an illustrator and artist. She does book art, fine art, paper art, and she works with stone, glass, metal, rubber, stained glass, and digital media. Her work has been purchased by major museum collections such as the Metropolitan Museum, the Walker Art Center, and The Getty. Her public art can be seen in subways, airports and sports facilities among many other places.”