Vovó Santinha is a portrait of the artist’s Brazilian grandmother, whom the she would often think of on her commute.
Stuart Vaughan designed Digging the Red Line [B Line (Red)] to enhance the entrance to Barnsdall Art Park during Metro Rail construction.
Frieden’s playful panorama captures the gamut of fun activities that characterize the canals, beach and boardwalks of this creative community.
Llanos depicts a series of Valley characters amidst the commercial hub-bub of Victory Boulevard and Van Nuys Boulevard.
Through the use of swirling vibrant colors such as metallic blue, electric yellows, pinks, and silvers, Martin Durazo captures the energy of people traveling.
Rendered with bold, flat colors on a stark backdrop, Geoff McFetridge’s striking artworks depict communities of people interacting with large abstract shapes.
Inspired by the idea of transporting the body and mind, and by the station as an excavation site, Ken Gonzales-Day‘s glass-tile mural for the north and south concourse level walls aims to transport transit customers across time and place by immersing them in an environment where images of objects—spanning many cultures, continents and eras—mined from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent collection are reproduced at an enormous scale.
Jim Isermann’s Untitled (Tilford’s) (2006) reimagined the facade of Metro’s former Wilshire Customer Center. The artwork transformed the existing 1950s building into a dynamic, eye-catching landmark.
“Colors and visual rhythms speak to simultaneous individuality and co-existence. This snapshot of an upended, complex time holds pockets of joy and serenity.”
This site-specific project will consist of hundreds of small, metal, multicolored components that will be woven, cross stitch-like, into the building’s façade, creating a complex, abstracted landscape that will colorfully weave its way around part of the building.
For her artwork, Andrea Bowers will imbue the glass walls of the station’s entrance pavilion with messages of unity and democracy through her translation of the slogans “El pueblo unido jamás será vencido” (The people united will never be divided) and “By independence we mean the right to self-determination, self-government and freedom.”
Mickalene Thomas’s mosaic was inspired by the quality of light, cultural and visual richness, and iconic structures in the surrounding Leimert Park neighborhood.
Dean Erdmann’s porcelain enamel art panels depict double-exposed photographs of natural elements in Leimert Park interspersed with images of the transit environment.
Mara Lonner’s artwork is inspired by the surrounding Leimert Park neighborhood, of which she was a long-time resident.
“Through the eye of the storm, we see glimpses of hope. We have opened our hearts and found new ways to express compassion and love.”
This temporary mural project, Adventures of the Imagination, featured four sections of painted plywood fencing depicting palm trees, stars, and classic cartoon characters interacting with transportation vehicles.
With Twelve Principles, Joe Lewis seeks to emphasize shared values that exist in a world full of differences.
These photographs depict snow globes sculpted by the artists themselves. The winter wonderland vignettes traditionally associated with snow globes have been supplanted with weary commuters trundling with their baggage through blankets of bitter cold.
Tucked among some of Torrance’s busiest streets, the Madrona Marsh Preserve and nearby nature center provide respite for waterfowl and city dwellers alike.
Looking downward from the highest point of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, viewers can see glittering lights that shine like jewels.
Nationally renowned artist Donald Lipski has created a clock tower for the entrance to the new El Monte Station.
Metro Art’s award-winning poster series commissions local artists to create original artworks that offer their personal perspectives on neighborhoods and places throughout Los Angeles County. Initiated in 2002, over 40 artworks have been featured on posters displayed in Metro buses and trains. This 186-page catalogue features the first 15 years of the series, with images and statements by each artist. This shorter booklet provides a summary of the program.
Through the Eyes of Artists was initiated in 2003 to creatively celebrate the many cities and neighborhoods Metro serves from the unique perspectives of artists.
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.
The Makers is an ongoing series by artist Todd Gray featuring photographic portraits of the artists behind the artworks in the Metro system. This booklet offers the opportunity to see and learn more about 30 of these artists spanning multiple generations and backgrounds.