Artworks, Silver Linings

In Our Hands

Kassia Rico, In Our Hands

Project Description

In the spirit of promoting and highlighting uplifting messages about connecting with and caring for one another during challenging times and beyond, Metro piloted a new series, Silver Linings. Local artists were commissioned to create original artworks that visualize and encourage expressions of connection and care. Artworks created for the series were reproduced for digital and print display in Metro’s transportation system to serve as reminders that acts of care, however large or small, are also essential and can be the silver lining on tough days.

These new artworks were featured as posters in Metro buses from December 2020 through July 2021.

Artist Statement

“Created to uplift and bring joy to the community, the daily commuter and the city in which I was raised, this artwork celebrates relationships that get us through tough times.”

About the Artist

Portrait of Kassia Rico

KASSIA RICO is a Chinese Mexican American artist and designer working out of Los Angeles. She draws her ideas from emotions and experiences while instinctively putting her graphic spin on her designs. Rico is passionate about using visual communication to inspire and make the world a better place. Pulling from her experiences, she creates stories completely arranged in a palette of bold color and subtle shades. Her practice ranges from painting and illustration to functional art objects, books, murals, and apparel. Originally from California, Rico completed an illustration degree from Rhode Island School of Design where she studied drawing, painting, printmaking, and graphic design.

On display May 2021 – July 2021