Passing – Ian Patience

‘Passing’, a triptych mosaic, expresses the passing of time through the image of a young family.

This is perhaps one of the most beautiful of all art works on the Metro, helped by its setting. With a little imagination you can see what once were ticket office booths behind each of the four arches. A cafe has recently moved in behind, Coffee Central.   The outer panels depict them on a day trip to the beach while the central panel depicts a nocturnal seascape, devoid of human activity.