Exhibitions, Through the Eyes of Artists


Watts, Patricia Fernandez

Project Description

What interests Fernández most about the Watts Towers is the magical quality of the organic, sculptural walls that surround the historic landmark. Much like Simon Rodia, creator of Watts Towers, Fernández used found pieces of material to design her collage.

Artist Statement

“Illustrating my experience of the Watts Towers, I have mixed collage elements into the painting, much like Simon Rodia did, in his construction of the towers. Where he found ceramic fragments and small figurines given to him by the neighborhood folk, I used found fabrics and other paper pieces to create an image of celebration, color, and community life.”

About the Artist

PATRICIA FERNÁNDEZ studied at Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London Institute; received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and a masters from Pacific Oak College in Pasadena.

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.