Clare Rojas’s artwork Harmony honors the presence of the natural world within the urban landscape and highlight humanity’s shared rhythm with the land, water and sky. The sun rises and sets from east to west in her lyrical composition of gradated colors and abstracted shapes for the glass walls of the station’s entrance pavilion. Below lunar diagrams, curvilinear columns simulate waves that intermittently reveal and obscure geometric, building-like forms. The translucent surface will refract daylight in a full spectrum of color on the surrounding pavement. Drawing inspiration from Metro’s expansive rail lines emanating from the station, Rojas likens the interconnecting routes to arteries that, similar to LA’s historic aqueduct system and natural tributaries, lead to the ocean.
“The landscape is the great equalizer of humanity. Our cultural traditions are deeply shaped by the earth’s [daily] rotation around the sun, lunar tides, sunrise and sunset.”
Community Event > Crochet Jam
In conjunction with her project, Rojas invited fellow artist Ramekon O’Arwisters to lead community members through an intergenerational crochet workshop called Crochet Jam. Participants contributed personal pieces of fabric and learned how to crochet with oversize wooden hooks to co-create a large weaving to serve as a metaphor for interdependence.
About the Artist
CLARE ROJAS (b. 1976, Columbus, Ohio) earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is in the permanent collections of MoMA New York; SFMOMA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; Dakis Joannou Collection, Greece; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain; Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; Berkeley Art Museum, CA; and the Smart Museum, University of Chicago. She has been awarded grants and residencies from Artadia, Eureka Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Headlands Center for the Arts. She has enjoyed solo exhibitions at MCA Chicago; IKON Gallery, England; Museum Het Domein, Netherlands; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, MA; Savannah College of Art and Design, GA; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS; Knoxville Museum of Art, TN; Belkin Satellite, Vancouver and CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco.
Learn More About the Artist and Artwork
- Clare Rojas Metro Art Media Announcement
- A crochet workshop with Metro artist Clare Rojas and artist Ramekon O’Arwisters reveals the power of co-creation with community
- Participate in an interactive workshop with artists Clare Rojas and Ramekon O’Arwisters this Saturday
- Artists selected for Regional Connector project