Metro Art Digital Shorts, Artworks, Stations

Metro Loop


Project Description

Set in a not so distant future, we envision the streets of Los Angeles unhindered by the inefficiency and congestion of the internal combustion engine. We aim to show a glimpse of the city pulsing with clean electric trains on a steady paced loop. The birds flying through the scene signal the return of healthier skies and reflect a more natural way of living.

This artwork is on view at 7th St/Metro Center and Hollywood/Highland Stations as part of the Metro Art Digital Art Shorts Series.


About the Artist

KIEL JOHNSON is a Los Angeles-based artist whose idea of work as play is central to his practice: handmade, hard work, and having fun. Kiel brings the inanimate to life, creating a world entirely his. Through epic workshops, artist talks and collaborative video projects, Kiel uses simple materials and handmade ingenuity to inspire anyone willing to engage. His work has been exhibited widely throughout galleries and museums around the country, with recent solo shows at Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; DavidsonContemporary, New York, NY; and The Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA. Johnson is also the recipient of numerous awards including The Pollock-Krazner Grant in 2008; Durfee Foundation ARC Grant, 2007; and the Outstanding Creative Achievement Award, 2003. Speaking engagements include  TED events around the world which recently include TEDxAlAin, United Arab Emirates, and TEDxChristchurch, New Zealand.