We Are, Artworks

Better Together

Artist(s):
Edwin Ushiro, "Better Together"

Project Description

Better Together celebrates public transit’s capacity to create greener citizens, connections and new experiences. The painting is a love message to the artist’s wife, Lynn, whom he met at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM). The Metro made commuting to one another more comfortable during crazy rush-hour traffic and he calls it “the lifeblood of their relationship.”

About the Artist

Japanese-American artist EDWIN USHIRO‘s nostalgic mixed-media paintings interweave Japanese Obake folklore with memories of his youthful sun-struck days in Maui. Born and raised in Hawaii and currently based in Southern California, Ushiro earned a BFA from ArtCenter College of Design and has worked as a storyboard artist, concept artist and visual consultant. His art has been exhibited worldwide.