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Mosaic mural by Eric Fischl

Circus of Earthly Delights. Mosaic mural by Eric Fischl. 34th Street Subway Station, NYC

Circus of Earthly Delights. Mosaic mural by Eric Fischl. 34th Street Subway Station, NYC

Mosaic mural by Eric Fischl
Born in 1948, in Long Island, New York City, Eric Fischl is a talented American painter and sculptor. He created realistic glass mosaic mural “Circus of Earthly Delights” at 34th Street Subway Station, Manhattan, in 1998. Later Fischl moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he attended Phoenix College and the California Institute for the Arts in 1972. He came back to New York City in 1978. “Circus of Earthly Delights” mosaics was dedicated to circus performances “The Greatest Show on Earth”, which was held annually at Madison Square Garden next to the Penn Station. Creating the large scale glass mosaics, Eric Fischl wanted “a passing passenger to forget about the daily routine and go on a journey of the spirit that comes from peace and harmony through the strangeness and chaos, and back again.”

Circus of Earthly Delights. Mosaic mural by Eric Fischl. 34th Street Subway Station, NYC

Circus of Earthly Delights. Mosaic mural by Eric Fischl. 34th Street Subway Station, NYC

Works of Eric Fischl are narrative, and here he follows his tradition: “A passenger leaves the house on the most ordinary day, accidentally collides with the circus and joins it. On the way he meets incredible and strange characters. Circus becomes a more and more alien for him. On leaving he appears transformed and reformed in the rays of white light and in harmony with himself.”

Mosaic mural by Eric Fischl

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