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Project Description

Eileen Cowin aims to spark the imaginations of transit riders through a poetic juxtaposition of photographic vignettes inspired by the potential stories of passersby. The fourteen filmstrip-like art panels invite viewers to create narratives from a collection of nonlinear scenes that feature local community members at businesses and locations surrounding the station. The multilayered imagery allows riders to imagine and reimagine different stories about the people and places in the artworks.

Artist Statement

“Ideally, passengers will pick up where my work left off as they travel on the train . . . and see the surrounding life, the individual characters and the recognizable vistas that make up the backdrop of their own stories.”

About the Artist

Portrait of Eileen Cowin

Portrait of Eileen Cowin

EILEEN COWIN is an artist who uses photography as a medium. She has been the chair of the Photography Department at California State University at Fullerton for many years. Her Bachelor of Science is from the State University of New York, New Paltz, and Master of Science the Illinois Institute of Technology. Cowin’s work is collected worldwide and she is well respected as one of the best-known photographers in Southern California. Her numerous solo exhibition include: The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena; the University Art Museum, Long Beach; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Station