Artworks, Stations

The Steps We Take


Project Description

A series of four art panels depict momentary encounters of people crossing paths in their daily lives. The images visualize the movement, energy and unintentional patterns people create during their travels. These paintings are about the journey, reflecting quiet encounters that significantly contribute to the environmental conditions of commuting.

Artist Statement

“I am interested in the encounters that stir within us curiosities that lead to momentary conversations as we cross paths with each other in our daily lives. Transit stations are the perfect circumstance for these encounters. The passing through, across and over scenarios are what I am attempting to convey to the viewer. The stairs are the foundation used to connect the two levels of passage. They also resemble the lines used in sheet music with figures representing the notes on the stairs. The movement of the stepping feet symbolizes the beat behind the music of voices.”

About the Artist

ELOY TORREZ is an artist, painter, muralist, singer, and song writer. He has completed numerous public and private art commissions and has exhibited his studio work internationally. His paintings focus on the human figure and psychological circumstance. Torrez has received a City of Los Angeles Individual Artists Fellowship, California Community Foundation Fellowship, Brody Fellowship for the Humanities and a Hollywood Arts Council “Charlie” Award for Public Art. He has conducted art workshops for all ages at Self Help Graphics, the Covenant House, the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood and the Arts Council of Kern County among other organizations and schools in the greater Southern California area. Torrez is a graduate of Otis Art Institute.