Lindsay Carron’s drawing celebrates the biodiversity and family-oriented atmosphere of Marina del Rey. A Snowy Egret overlooks this bustling, seaside neighborhood as a playful pup leaps for a Frisbee® over the Marvin Braude Bike Trail. With the Pacific Ocean to the left and Ballona Creek to the right, cyclists travel among vibrant spring wildflowers across life-giving waters teeming with marine activity. Followed by a flock of hungry gulls, pelicans and sea lions, a fishing boat heads to dock toward Fisherman’s Village (a hub for dining, shopping and entertainment). On the horizon, the San Gabriel Mountains meet a dynamic cloud-filled sky.
This artwork was commissioned for Metro’s Through the Eyes of Artists poster series for display in the fleet.
“Marina del Rey’s intimacy with water is portrayed…There is a tangible uniqueness of living, working and playing on land that is interwoven with water.”
About the Artist
LINDSAY CARRON (b. 1989, Racine, Wisconsin) is an environmental activist and artist who creates place-based works that reflect humankind’s relationship to wild lands. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pepperdine University and has since completed uplifting community art projects in California, Alaska, Kenya, and Mexico. Carron is an artist in residence with US Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska’s 16 National Wildlife Refuges and illustrated three children’s books with Sealaska Heritage Institute. She has painted murals for City of Malibu, The Whale Museum of San Juan Island, and Culver City, amongst others. Carron resides in Los Angeles where she creates drawings from her studio and works with her community on environmentally minded public art.