Nautical art theme comes to Smith-9th St. Station

Brooklyn artist Alyson Shotz designed a ceramic tile and stainless steel art piece for the station.

Brooklyn artist Alyson Shotz designed a ceramic tile and stainless steel art piece for the station. (5/7/13)

BROOKLYN - The newly renovated Smith Street and 9th Street subway station in Red Hook recently got a fresh new look thanks to the artistic skills of a Brooklyn woman.

Selected by the MTA, artist Alyson Shotz designed the ceramic tile and stainless steel piece called “Fathom Points and Compass Bearings.”

She says she was inspired by local maritime history since the station is so close to the water.

Shotz used historical maps from New York libraries from 1733 to 1922 for her design.

She says that she is happy to see riders enjoying her art and learning some history along the way.

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