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The Finder/The Seekers, Time Catcher and The Discovery

Tuckahoe and Fleetwood

The Finder/The Seekers, Time Catcher and The Discovery

Arthur Gonzalez
Artwork in bronze by Arthur Gonzalez showing large-scale sculptures of figures
"The Finder/The Seekers" (1990) by Arthur Gonzalez at Tuckahoe. Photo: MTA Arts & Design

About the project

Arthur Gonzalez created bronze sculptures for three stations on Metro-North Railroad's Harlem line - "Time Catcher" at Fleetwood Station, "The Finder/The Seekers" at Tuckahoe Station, and "The Discovery" at Crestwood Station.

The works use the themes of time and travel as the central focus. "The Finder/The Seekers" at Tuckahoe includes a set of figures that depict early settlers and explorers ringed by children's toys that echo the adventures and sense of discovery experienced by the area's early settlers. "Time Catcher" at Fleetwood is a polychrome bronze featuring a historic map of the region and a worker with his tools, a tribute to those who built the railroad.  "The Discovery" was de-installed in 2019. 

About the artist

Arthur Gonzalez's works encourage serious deliberation and reflection on the relationship between personal concerns and world issues. Three distinct phases have influenced the direction of Gonzalez's artistic career and expression. He entered the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of California at Davis, studying under Robert Arneson and Manuel Neri as a figurative sculptor during the late 1970's. This was after completing an Master of Arts in painting at the California State University of Sacramento. His second phase was as an artist in residence at the University of Georgia, Athens from 1981 to 1982. Gonzalez's attitudes towards art changed through his exposure to a creative lifestyle that blended music and visual art. The third phase of Gonzalez's career was through his involvement in the early 1980s art scene in New York City's East Village, which fast-forwarded public recognition of his work.