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Will Power Allegory


The 14 colorful panels of Audrey Chan’s Will Power Allegory feature fluid vignettes of people and symbols from Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo, Arts District, Skid Row, Bronzeville, and Gabrielino/Tongva Tribe.

Jane Gillespie Pryor, Whittier


The poet, after whom the City of Whittier is named, wrote about a tradition of announcing a death to the bees. The artist pays homage to the city’s namesake as well as the indigenous population who called the land Sejat, meaning “a place of the wild bees.”

What We See


Project Description Pat Warner designed terrazzo paving areas and porcelain enamel steel panels for station platforms which reflect Pierce College’s emphasis on agricultural programs. The imagery makes references to nature and horticulture: leaves and tree limbs refer to the natural landscape and the lattice design of overlapping branches refer to espaliering, a traditional method of pruning and training fruit trees. The art panels feature images of birds that have been sited on the campus. Red tailed hawk, mockingbird, and Canada goose are common species that most users of the station will recognize. Western tanagers, western bluebirds and some species of warblers are less common but will be recognized by more observant travelers. Artist Statement “I am always amazed at how much life there is around us, aside from ourselves, when we make the effort to observe.” About the Artist PAT WARNER was born in Lancaster, PA and raised in a Mennonite community in Lancaster County, PA. As a young adult she spent time living in Switzerland and Italy before studying art at the Museum School of …

Artist Otiswoods uses fantasy and surrealism to share symbols and sculptures of the Westlake neighborhood in the latest poster for the Through the Eyes of Artists series.


Metro artist Alex Gonzalez “Otiswoods” depicts symbols of creativity and strength in Westlake in the latest Through the Eyes of Artists poster. The artist was moved by the will and industry of his neighbors in Westlake — where he was born, raised and still resides.

Cliff Garten, "Weaving a Transit Parkway: An Urban Allegory"

Weaving a Transit Parkway: An Urban Allegory


Cliff Garten worked directly with the Preliminary Engineering Design Team to research, analyze and creatively interpret environmental/ historical resources to create a conceptual approach to the overall design continuity of the alignment, opportunities for individual station artists, and a design project that references the historic physical context of the E Line (Expo) Right of Way.

We, Our, Us


Project Description Susan Silton’s We, Our, Us expands on her series investigating the historical use of stripes as social and cultural signifiers, and is motivated by the idea of transit stations as shared public spaces. The porcelain enamel steel artwork for the station platform will include three prescient messages in English, Korean and Spanish—the predominant languages of the neighborhood—embedded within multicolor-striped fields to explore individuality and diversity while acknowledging our collective human experience. Artist Statement “My projects interrupt—in subtle and more overt ways and through combinations of humor, edginess and subterfuge—the assumptions we make based on our observations.” About the Artist SUSAN SILTON (b. 1956, Los Angeles) is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose practice engages with photography, video, installation, performance, artist’s books, sound and language. Silton’s work takes form in performative and participatory-based projects, photography, video, installation, text/audio works, and print-based projects, and presents in diverse contexts such as public sites, social network platforms, and traditional galleries and institutions. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and studied at Art Center College of Design. Her work has been presented at numerous national and international venues that include the …

Cheri Gaulke, "Water Street: River of Dreams"

Water Street: River of Dreams


Located near the confluence of the Arroyo Seco and the Los Angeles River, the Lincoln/Cypress station location for “Water Street: River of Dreams” provided artist Cheri Gaulke with an important reference for that she used to metaphorically connect the Gabrielino (Tongva) Indians who once inhabited the area with a contemporary flowing landscape.

Paul Groh, Voyage of Reflection

Voyage of Reflection


These stunning images of walls, rails and signage encourage commuters to become more visually engaged with their surroundings. The artist has used a grainy film to enhance the idea of how a passenger’s glance may commit a fleeting detail to memory.