Moving from rural grasslands to industrial parks
Art and design elements allude to Garland's agrarian past and current industrial setting, as well as the city's diversity, including its large Asian population. Station fencing represents waving grass and plows, while brown pavers are lightly furrowed and embedded with tiny green "seedlings." The cast-concrete columns with steel caps reflect the land's conversion to industrial use.
The Tree of Tidings, a 25-foot-tall wind-activated metal and glass sculpture by artist Susan Pascal Beran, is located at the platform’s entry. Two main kinetic elements revolve in opposing directions, and other elements twirl as well. In the tradition of an Asian prayer wheel, the stylized tree "branches" are decorated with welcoming phrases in 32 different languages and wishes for a good journey.
Design Artist: David Hickman
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