Exhibitions, Through the Eyes of Artists

South Coast Botanic Garden

Eric Ernest Johnson, South Coast Botanic Garden

Project Description

In a whimsical bird’s-eye view, the botanic garden is shown surrounded by waves amid the flourishing Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Artist Statement

“As a painter I have been exploring various points of view and the one I keep coming back to is the bird’s eye view. I am fascinated by the Los Angeles landscape, and see this city as a vast wide open dance of trees, buildings, waterways, roads, beaches and mountains. With a view from above, I can show all of this magic in my work and let the viewer explore.”

About the Artist

ERIC ERNEST JOHNSON (b. 1968, Los Angeles) is a poet, musician, video director, muralist and artist whose vibrant landscapes and geometric compositions often explore mankind’s relationship with the earth. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and has collaborated with fashion brands Libertine and NewbarK. Johnson’s work has appeared in a number of publications and has been exhibited in the United States, Korea, Scotland and Switzerland.

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.