Artworks, Stations

Red Car Requiem

Project Description

Mark Steven Greenfield’s glass mosaic, titled Red Car Requiem, for the station’s concourse will be a sentimental tribute to Los Angeles’s historic Pacific Electric Red Cars, a once iconic fixture in the city. The artist’s concept is drawn from fond childhood memories that evolved into a profound appreciation for the transit system, which contributed to the growth of LA County between 1901 and 1961 by bringing electricity and access to outlying areas.

Artist Statement

“It is my hope that the overall impact of the work will be seen as a whimsical abstraction of the energy of the Red Cars and the communities that are once again being served by Metro Rail.”

About the Artist

Portrait of Mark Steven Greenfield

Portrait of Mark Steven Greenfield

Locations: Historic Broadway Station