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"On the Trail of the Rising Sun" is a 2008 mosaic mural by artist Malin Abrahamsson that is in the Valley Stream Long Island Rail Road train station. Made out of glass and ceramic pieces, it can be seen on the west stair wall, on the escalator wall and on the platform waiting room. Swedish-born and Brooklyn-based Abrahamsson creates a broad swath of green bands punctuated with more detailed mosaics of local sights, such as a pair of Canadian geese, a house, and the nearby clock tower. Other mosaics show a pale blue sky with a touch of green at the bottom, a seagull in flight, and floating clouds. The murals evoke the rolling lawns and shrubs of the close-by suburbs, under expansive skies. The artwork was commissioned by and is owned by the MTA Arts for Transit program.(Credit: Rob Wilson, 2011)

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Eye-catching art along the LIRR

Here are some of the sculptures and installations in Long Island Rail Road stations.


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