Artworks, Stations

Images From “Dogs Chasing My Car in the Desert”


Project Description

John Divola designed terrazzo paving areas and porcelain enamel steel panels for station platforms. The design elements for this station involve images of dogs chasing cars. The terrazzo ellipses are dog run sequences and the enamel panels are individual dogs frozen in motion.

Artist Statement

“I hope to bring a sense of dynamic movement while providing a simple iconic identity for the station.”

About the Artist

JOHN DIVOLA has a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Northridge and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has taught photography and art at numerous institutions including California Institute of the Arts, and currently teaches as Professor of Art at the University of California, Riverside. Divola’s work has been featured in more than fifty solo exhibitions in the United States, Japan, Europe, Mexico, and Australia. Among Divola’s Awards are Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, a Fintridge Foundation Fellowship, a City of Los Angeles Artist Grant and a California Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. John Divola works primarily with photography and digital imaging. While he has approached a broad range of subjects he is currently moving through the landscape looking for evidence of existential desire.