THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE at the Jefferson Park Transit Center
Created for the CTA's Arts in Transit Program, The Center of the Universe is a cosmic diagram within the footprint of the Jefferson Park Station that calls into question our significance in the universe. Inspired by Polish Astronomer Copernicus’ astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun at the center of the solar system.
Artwork resembling CTA signage communicates directions to the
human condition, while the Sun and its radiating, splintered sun rays surround travelers awaiting transport to their next destination.
CTA Public Art Director Lee Kelley