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Ned Kahn, Wind Bridge

Wind Bridge

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Project Description Wind Bridge is a system of integrated metal panels along the pedestrian bridge connecting a new busway station to Union Station and Patsaouras Transit Plaza. California artist Ned Kahn’s design for the 750- foot-long Wind Bridge utilizes hinged perforated stainless-steel panels that move with the wind and reveal a subtle, rippling moire effect of light and shade. Lighting at night reveals patterns as silhouettes against illuminated surfaces inside the bridge. This artwork presents an opportunity for close and repeat viewing that changes day-by-day. Kahn is internationally known for artworks that reveal environmental forces like wind by converting natural flow patterns into pixelated motion. He calls these artworks “detectors” because they are analogous to the detectors on telescopes and other scientific devices that reveal the effects of the invisible. This video offers an experiential view of the artwork alongside a description in the words of artist Ned Kahn. Artist Statement “For the last 25 years, I have created artworks that seek to increase awareness of natural phenomena. Using elements such as water, wind, fog and light, I …

We Are Collage Image with Program Information and Work by Javier Carrillo and Simonette David Jackson

We Are… Portraits of Metro Riders by Local Artists

This new rider portrait exhibition on view in the Union Station Passageway Art Gallery and beyond celebrates diversity and the community of transit riders to launch upcoming programs across multiple formats and sites including buses, trains and stations in Los Angeles County and online. Tag your selfie #SomosWeAreLA to join in Metro’s portrait exhibition and share your journey, too!

Metro Art x dublab Present Deep Routes

Exploring the overlapping and intersecting musical histories embedded in the Los Angeles landscape and its transit topographies. This free live event at Union Station on SATURDAY MAY 7 from 4-8 PM is all about the Deep Routes radio series. Featuring Jimetta Rose and The Voices of Creation, Spiñorita, traditional Tongva songs shared by Jessa and Tina Calderon, Atomic Nancy’s Jukebox and more sounds that span Los Angeles County.

Terry Schoonhoven, Traveler

Traveler

Traveler, a tile mural located at the bottom of the escalator at the east entrance of the subway station, depicts travelers from different eras in a Los Angeles “timescape” that features historical references such as Spanish galleons, the Pico House, Olvera Street and actress Carol Lombard.

Kim Yasuda, ReUnion

ReUnion

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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.

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.

East Los Streetscapers, La Sombra del Arroyo

La Sombra del Arroyo

Hand-painted and glazed ceramic tile on the undersurfaces of the bridges provide the illusion of lacy tree branches overhead, while cast relief tiles feature a variety of native birds and animals which might once have inhabited this spot.

May Sun, Richard Wyatt, City of Dreams/River of History

City of Dreams/River of History

The artwork is a unique collaboration between two artists, May Sun and Richard Wyatt, who worked together to develop all elements of the artwork’s multiple interlinking elements including the 80 foot long mural, aquarium, floor tiles and river bench to create a sense of place resonant of the history and pre-history of the site.

A-Train, Bill Bell

A-Train

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Passersby may discover unexpected images that are hidden in the light patterns, and by speaking near a hidden microphone can activate a responsive sound system.