Author: Metro Arts + Culture

Second Line

A new series of sculptural parasols titled “Second Line” by artists Jamex and Einar de la Torre front the new Rosa Parks Customer Center and offer shade and enjoyment for the community at future events.

Cha-Rie Tang, River of Time

River of Time

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In a landscaped area before the entry ramps, a seven-foot-high sculptural rock—shaped by river water over thousands of years—is encircled by a “pool” of handmade glass bricks set in a concrete slab.

Kim Yasuda, ReUnion

ReUnion

Artist(s):

This artist team designed a series of six bus passenger waiting areas which reference the social and natural history of the site and incorporate ideas about shelter, movement, evolution and change.

Red Car Requiem

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.

John Outterbridge has created Pyramid

Pyramid

Artist John Outterbridge has created Pyramid, a bilateral, reinforced-concrete pyramidal form, located at the northwest end of the station entrance.

Poetry In Motion/LA™

Poetry In Motion/LA™

Launched in October 1998 in partnership with the Poetry Society of America, Poetry in Motion/LA™ places poems directly in the path of more than one million Metro bus riders daily.

Tyree Guyton, People in Motion

People in Motion

Artist(s):

Tyree Guyton designed this artwork to evoke thought, create conversation and stimulate the observer to think about the most basic mode of transportation – the shoe.

Rendering of Patsaouras Plaza Busway Project

Patsaouras Plaza Busway Project

Metro’s newly-opened Patsaouras Plaza Busway Station is on the south side of Patsaouras Plaza at Union Station and serves the Metro J Line (Silver) and other transit buses operating on the El Monte Busway Line. Commissioned artist Ned Kahn designed Wind Bridge, a new artwork that is a system of integrated metal panels along the pedestrian bridge leading to the new station.

Abel Alejandre, Panoramas

Panoramas

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Artworks on gateway arches depict the legs of travelers headed to their destinations: a business professional with her rolling briefcase, a parent with a stroller and a hummingbird in flight.