Central Corridor Light Rail, Robert Street Station

Ancient Waters

proposal drawing

“Ancient Waters”; 2013 completion; glass mosaics; 2 wall surfaces, each 7’H x 11’W; 8 infill panels, each 7’H x 1.75’W; Robert Street Station, Central Corridor Light Rail, St. Paul, MN. Commissioned by the Metropolitan Council.

The images were inspired by the geological history of the ancient Glacial River Warren (approx. course of the Minnesota River) and its tributary, the Mississippi River, flooding this valley area 12,000 years ago; creating a waterfall larger than Niagara Falls. In the current context, adjacent to the Capitol, the images also allude to the sometimes fluid, but also static nature, of communication.

© Janet Lofquist