The Central Subway Yerba Buena/Moscone Station is about to get a little lovelier for its slated 2019 opening thanks to a proposed 110′ stainless steel sculpture.

The SF Arts Commission voted Monday to approve the $1.5 million “dendroid” simply entitled “Node” by sculptor Roxy Paine. The piece tapers from a 48″ diameter at its base to 1/4″ at its peak.

According to the sculpture proposal, “Node is a distillation of a notion of growth, striving, and aspiration, into an essential meandering, searching form, but on a massive scale.”

“We adore it. Looks like a big dramatic twig stabbing the sun. Bold. Daring. Very necessary. Drink it in.” SFist said at the news.

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to add such a dynamic work by an artist of Roxy Paine’s stature to the Civic Art Collection. Node will be a wonderful complement and a beacon for this culturally rich neighborhood,” SFAC Director of Cultural Affairs Tom DeCaigny said in a statement.

Paine, a New York native, was selected by the Arts Commission after a June 2012 national call for artists.

The large-scale sculpture will be located be located in a central position in the plaza outside the Moscone/Yerba Buena Station.

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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