Street Murals by Laura F. Gibellini seen at Fresh Pond Subway Station, Queens - DOM (Variations)
Street Murals by Laura F. Gibellini seen at Fresh Pond Subway Station, Queens - DOM (Variations)
Image credit: Stephen S. Gross
Context & Credits
Item DOM (Variations)
Item Details
Comissioned by MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design, New York. Fabricated by Franz Mayer of Munich.

Glass mosaic and photo-engraved tiles.

Dom (Variations) appears as an apparition at the Fresh Pond Subway Station – a warm and inviting bedroom welcoming commuters to their home station. A neat bed, wallpapered wall, firm pillows and shiny furniture complete the scene. The artist’s intent is to reflect the path that flows from within the interior space of a cozy home to the exterior world, tracing the daily commute to work and the return home.
Based on the concept of “home”, the mosaic mural, located across from the mezzanine entrance depicts a lived in domestic interior scene, complete with scattered garments, books and a floor lamp. The pattern of the wallpaper on the bedroom’s back wall derives from a map, while natural elements like tree-leaves and branches invade the room – and seem to themselves form into wallpaper. The image of a window within the mosaic emulates the real windows in the next two stations, as the project continues in Seneca Avenue and Forest Avenue Stations. It is an innovative use of materials, in the techniques used to print on tile and the combination of subway tile and mosaic to represent depth and texture.

Meet the Creator

Laura F. Gibellini

Laura F. Gibellini

New York, NY

Laura F. Gibellini is a process-based artist working between Madrid and NYC.

Available for commission/custom work