Artworks, Silver Linings

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Artist(s):
Phung Huynh, Bloom Where You Are Planted

Project Description

In the spirit of promoting and highlighting uplifting messages about connecting with and caring for one another during challenging times and beyond, Metro piloted a new series, Silver Linings. Local artists were commissioned to create original artworks that visualize and encourage expressions of connection and care. Artworks created for the series were reproduced for digital and print display in Metro’s transportation system to serve as reminders that acts of care, however large or small, are also essential and can be the silver lining on tough days.

These new artworks were featured as posters in Metro buses from December 2020 through July 2021.

Artist Statement

“The astronaut rooster is a reminder that each dawn offers new possibilities, while the lotus flowering cactus symbolizes resilience, and that we can bloom where we are planted.”

About the Artist

Portrait of Phung Huynh

PHUNG HUYNH is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator whose practice is primarily in drawing, painting, and public art. Huynh’s work explores cultural perception and representation. She challenges beauty standards by constructing images of the Asian female body vis-à-vis plastic surgery to unpack how contemporary cosmetic surgery can create obscurity in cultural and racial identity. Her current series of drawings on pink donut boxes explores the complexities of the refugee experience in Southeast Asian communities. Huynh’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and she has completed public art commissions for Metro and the Los Angeles Zoo.

On display February 2021 – May 2021