Liquid Light: Flowing into the Future

Sam Erenberg, "Liquid Light: Flowing Into The Future" installation view

Project Description

Photographed from a moving vehicle at night, the enamel steel art panels alongside platform seating areas depict bright streams of light created by cars and storefront signage on major thoroughfares. Light moves across dark panels, creating a sense of forward motion and references the engineering and aerospace industries located nearby. Ellipse-shaped glass and stone mosaic echo the fine, threadlike patterns created by traffic lights, brake lights, and illuminated signs. The images capture the feeling of rapid travel through an impression of movement left behind as streaks of light.


Artist Statement

“The area around Roscoe Station is still evolving architecturally. There is a feeling of unbound possibilities there and I felt that quality should be inherent in my design.”

About the Artist

SAM ERENBERG holds a B.A. from California State University, Northridge and an M.F.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Central America and is included in numerous collections worldwide including the Museum of Fine Arts, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland; Akademie fuer Sozialarbeit, Bregenz, Austria; Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland; Art Metropole Collection, National Gallery of Canada; Smithsonian Library; UCLA Armand Hammer Museum; New Mexico Museum of Art; San Diego Museum of Art; Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Skirball Cultural Museum among others.