NANCY O'NEIL         


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Fairpark Convergence, 2012
TRAX Light Rail Station, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Fairpark Station, Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Windscreen

In 2010 I was selected to design and fabricate two windscreens for the Salt Lake City TRAX light rail system's Fairpark Station, part of the new line from downtown to the airport. This was my first outdoor project and it was very exciting for me.

At the Fairpark Station several different elements come together: the Jordan River, the Utah State Fairpark, North Temple, and a community with people from all over the world. My windscreens are collages with imagery from all of these facets of the local neighborhood.

One design has a local geology map for the background; Kent D. Brown, Utah Geological Survey, assisted me with the map graphics. The other has the Key page from the 1911 Sanborn Fire Insurance map of the area, from the Marriott Library. Both designs have handwritten Minutes from an 1856 Book of Records of the Deseret Agricultural and Manufacturing Society (courtesy History Research Center at the Utah State Historical Society), and both have textile patterns from the home countries of Fairpark area residents.

Fabrication was with the Franz Mayer Studio of Munich, Germany.

Project photos by Kent Brown and Jim O'Neil
Site shot by Stephen Keen Photography