Migration, 34 laminated glass windows, commissioned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City

Migration, … is a series of thirty-four laminated glass panels that function as an ensemble and as individual pieces. In this installation, Holder replaces recognizable imagery with symbols derived from many sources, organized in streaming ribbons to convey a metaphorical and actual journey. Based on extensive research, some symbols are universal directional indicators, others reference notations codified by hobos during the Great Depression, and still others derive from indigenous Native North American, Asian, and European languages….”

Michele Cohen, Ph.D. Curator for the Architect of the Capitol Michele Cohen, Robin Holder: Public Artist essay in David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland’s An American Consciousness: Robin Holder’s Mid-Career Retrospective