Exhibitions, Through the Eyes of Artists

Highland Park

Highland Park, Raoul de la Sota

Project Description

Dusk shrouds Highland Park homes and LA freeways while downtown’s skyscrapers are silhouetted against a fiery twilight.

Artist Statement

“Night has fallen and lights from traffic, houses and businesses glow in the dark. From the reddened horizon the sky deepens upward into night and onto that night is etched the stars and constellations of the ancient peoples.”

About the Artist

RAOUL DE LA SOTA is Professor Emeritus in Mexican American History at Los Angeles City College. He has exhibited throughout the United States and Mexico and his artwork has been included in exhibitions at the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach and the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. He is the first Chicano artist to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship.

About Through the Eyes of Artists

In the tradition of celebrating transportation through colorful travel destination posters, Metro Art commissions a diverse range of Los Angeles artists to create original artworks for the Through the Eyes of Artists poster series. Established in 2003, the posters are displayed onboard Metro trains and buses.

View other works in the series.