Pat Warner designed terrazzo paving areas and porcelain enamel steel panels for station platforms which reflect Pierce College’s emphasis on agricultural programs. The imagery makes references to nature and horticulture: leaves and tree limbs refer to the natural landscape and the lattice design of overlapping branches refer to espaliering, a traditional method of pruning and training fruit trees. The art panels feature images of birds that have been sited on the campus. Red tailed hawk, mockingbird, and Canada goose are common species that most users of the station will recognize. Western tanagers, western bluebirds and some species of warblers are less common but will be recognized by more observant travelers.
“I am always amazed at how much life there is around us, aside from ourselves, when we make the effort to observe.”
About the Artist
PAT WARNER was born in Lancaster, PA and raised in a Mennonite community in Lancaster County, PA. As a young adult she spent time living in Switzerland and Italy before studying art at the Museum School of Art, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. Using materials as varied as wood, steel, and concrete, Warner’s indoor installations express concerns about our environment. Outdoor public works have been created for Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY, Monarch Sculpture Park, Tenino, WA, Europos Parkas, Vilnius, Lithuania and Sansung Park, Gongju, Korea.
Locations: Pierce College Station