Grandfather Clocks is a public installation of three ceramic sculptures by Carol Fleming located at the Clayton MetroLink station. Each is reminiscent of old railroad clocks and encourage people to pause during their commute.

Grandfather Clocks

Carol Fleming | 2008

Clayton MetroLink station
Glazed stoneware ceramic
Sculpture on platform: 7′ 5″ h. x 1′ 2″ w. x 1′ 3″ d.
Sculpture adjacent to stairs: 7′ 11″ h. x 1′ 5″ w. x 1′ 4″ d.
Sculpture adjacent to elevator: 7′ 9″ h. w 1′ 4″ w. x 1′ 6″ d.

As passengers use public transit, they are often thinking about time, train schedules, correct change, etc. Grandfather Clocks is intended to help people pause, take a step back, and enjoy an unhurried moment of discovery and delight.  They are whimsical icons of another era, reminiscent of the old, regal railroad clocks.  Each clock tells a different time of day and their warm tones and organic, hand-sculpted forms enliven the station and welcome visitors into the synergy of life in Clayton. 

Commissioned by Arts in Transit for Metro Transit St. Louis.