Meiyi Chen

Terminal Choo Choo

Class of: 2026

Major: Illustration BFA

Medium: Clay sculpture

Faculty: Alaiyo Bradshaw

Prompt: Take inspiration of architectures in real life and make a clay piece inspired by them, which also has to function as something else.

I made a functional clay sculpture inspired by architecture I liked in real life. The inspiration for my sculpture was the Hoboken Terminal and the St. Patrick Cathedral. My final piece was an interactive container that contains a lot of fun. I also added light for the “home coming” effect. I had stayed with my mother at NJ for 6 months and the Hoboken station is where we always transfer. A lot of wonderful memories.