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  El triunfo
(The Triumph)
Anaida Hernández

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Tren Urbano: Deportivo Station
About the Area
The Tren Urbano is a new star in our urban landscape. With time, we shall become aware of its revolutionary presence, and change our conventional image of the city by gazing at it from the train cars. A different city, at once fantastic and ordinary, will reveal itself to the train's passengers. Moreover, the Tren Urbano is a place, like the communities traversed by it. Passengers will use the train as an entry and exit point into daily life. To those who live in its vicinity it is a claimable landmark. Art proposed for this site must reconcile local character with the overall metropolitan scope of the route. Given the technical uniqueness of each station, proposed works should be limited to the sites specifically identified, which were selected after a thorough analysis of the operation .

Technical description:
El Triunfo ( The Triumph )
Entry-level square, Deportivo Station, Bayamón
Mural, 90 ft long x 8 ft. 9 in. high.
Mosaic (Italian glass "smalti" mosaics) and pigmented cement

Using games-related icons, The Triumph, a wall-mural located at the Deportivo Station in Bayamón, develops the themes of sports, fans, and Puerto Ricans' love of play. Baskets, balls, gloves, rackets and nets are prominent in this piece that lends character to the station, while announcing its proximity to several facilities where social recreation and entertainment events take place.

The main elements of the composition of the mural, built with mosaics in various tones of gray and white, are the sketches of hands. The hands seem to try to reach objects, achieving a sense of mobility and communicating joy, amusement and triumph. While the cement' s gray tone lends continuity and character to the piece, sports-related imagery spice it sporadically with brilliant colors, visually achieving a thematic predominance, and creating contrasts that make a deep impression on the passerby. The mural is designed to be seen from a distance, but it also allows for detailed, close-up readings.
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