Artworks, Stations

Migrations

Project Description

With particular emphasis on the often-overlooked migrations of Black Americans, Clarence Williams’s deeply personal artwork, Migrations, for the platform of this downtown station pays tribute to the area’s legacy as a place where scores of migrants first made their way to Los Angeles. The series of porcelain enamel steel art panels will feature the artist’s black-and-white photographs documenting Louisianans displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005—many of whom relocated to Los Angeles—and intimate photographs of diverse Los Angeles immigrants, paired with haikus by poet and long-time collaborator Ursula Rucker.

Clarence Williams, Migrations

Clarence Williams, Migrations

Artist Statement

“The artwork will speak to downtown LA’s role as an entry point for so many types of people, the quintessential place for new beginnings.”

About the Artist

Portrait of Clarence Williams

Portrait of Clarence Williams

Locations: Historic Broadway Station