"The Gardens of Fort Hamilton Parkway Station," consists of six sets of laminated glass photographic images which bring elements of nature onto the subway platform.

The images are based on digital scans of flowers that are realized as large laminated photographic images, each one approximately 4 feet high x 9 feet long and divided into five sections. Each set of images represents a garden at different times in the growing season. The first, "Double Happiness," represents early spring. The second image, "Peony," is made up of flowers from late in May. The third, "July Mandala," incorporates blossoms of mid-summer and the fourth, "Hibiscus," of flowers from the end of August. The last two images are "Morning Glory" created in September and "October," representing a garden in late fall.

These six different gardens are composed of flowers that can be seen growing in Brooklyn.

Each image is like an aerial plan of imagined flower gardens. Using imagery inspired by mandalas, representing the universe, the flowers have been arranged into orbiting combinations of color and shape, preserving what was in bloom on the day that it was made. The large fantastical flower beds are meant to function as meditation gardens for urban travelers.


"Hibiscus" NYC MTA Arts for Transit, Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, D line

"Hibiscus" detail

"Hibiscus" NYC MTA Fort Hamilton Parkway Station on the D line

photo Susan Alzner


"Peony Mandala", NYC MTA Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, D line

photo Susan Alzner


"Peony Garden" NYC MTA Arts for Transit, Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, D line

NYC MTA Arts For Transit, Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, D line

photo Susan Alzner


"July Mandala", NYC MTA Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, D line

photo Susan Alzner


"July Mandala" detail

photo Susan Alzner


"July Mandala", NYC MTA, Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, D line

photo Susan Alzner


"Double Happiness" NYC MTA, Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, D line

photo Susan Alzner


"Double Happiness", NYC MTA Arts for Transit, Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, D line

"Morning Glory Mandala" NYC MTA Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, D line

photo Susan Alzner


"Morning Glory Mandala", NYC MTA Arts for Transit, Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, D line

"October Mandala" NYC MTA Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, D line

photo Susan Alzner


"October Mandala" NYC MTA Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, D line

photo Susan Alzner


"October Mandala" NYC MTA Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, D line