We ride the train toward memories of beautiful travelsis inspired by their enduring connection to Metro and soulful bond that evolved with time and age.
Mga Bayani Sa Ating Paligid (Heroes In Our Midst) shines a light on Filipino American caregivers Teresita, Jade, Marlon and Joan.
A Gift to the World is a self-portrait celebrating the intersection of Inglewood’s Latinx and Black communities.
Better Together celebrates public transit’s capacity to create greener citizens, connections and new experiences.
Self Portrait with Ancient Ones muses on how history and context make meaning across time with a portrait of the artist honoring her Mesopotamian roots.
Frida Cano (E Line) is inspired by a local artist, writer and curator who brings the social issues of our times to light.
Honoring the selfless community service of the many individuals in our periphery, Ebony depicts daily Metro-rider Ebony Wilson, who is LAUSD’s hearing secretary and the admission director of a scholarship program for urban youth.
In Self Portrait in Motion, fluffy bolls envelop Harris on the Metro, which was a lifeline and gateway for the artist as a new LA resident in 2013.
Beautiful Santa Monica portrays the artist’s children—who not only ride the Metro to school from Santa Monica but also to cultural events and museums in downtown Los Angeles—surrounded by the natural bounty that their beloved city has to offer.
A Walk and Talk celebrates Metro for providing access to LA’s vibrant creative community and increasing public mobility through bike integration.
Lisa D on the E is a timeless and contemporary portrait of Walker’s friend and fellow artist.
Leo focuses on the newfound independence of a local teenager who uses public transportation to connect with friends and explore skate parks along the Metro, from downtown LA to Santa Monica.
The Great R-38 depicts Joshua, a rail-loving toddler, awaiting the train under the expert guidance of his grandfather Thurman, a 30-year Metro veteran who retired his employee number “R-38.”
Visionary conveys the invaluable time afforded by public transit to contemplate the past and present, and envision the future.
Ms. Assata Umoja celebrates the South LA activist for her empowering presence in the Hyde Park community.
A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies Followed Me to the Station is an allegory for Metro riders, liberated from city traffic and connected to one another as they migrate the city.
A Brothers’ Keeper honors the sacrifice of essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Working 5–9 in the Middle of a Global Panoramic acknowledges the many enterprising commuters pursuing their livelihood amid systemic discrimination.
The Poet portrays Kamau, an instrumental figure in Leimert Park’s cultural renaissance.
Auntie Shelley fondly recognizes a longtime resident of the Crenshaw Corridor.
Phajah expresses the hope and optimism of South Los Angeles through a radiant portrait of a proud Black Leimert Park resident before a palm-lined skyline.
Outward Bound depicts two young friends engaging with Los Angeles’s diverse cityscape on board the Metro.
Traveler honors the drifters, explorers, migrants, nomads and tourists.
Sanctuary is a tender portrait of a mother and child, Pia and Paolo, shielded among hydrangeas, monarch butterflies and bees.
Devon represents a Crenshaw District resident whose grandparents resettled in the area after their internment during WWII.