We posted photos the other day of the new Little Tokyo/Arts District station on the Gold Line Eastside Extension, which opens to the public on Sunday. Gary Leonard, staff photographer for the Downtown News, shot the stations for Metro.
Now, we’re on to the Indiana Station, which the Metro art department describes this way:
Inspired by the classic style of the Anasazi, Maya and Aztec Pre-Columbian cultures, the artwork is infused with a modern sensibility and stands as a metaphor for the relationship between nature, society and the sacred. Artist Paul Botello, who was born and raised in East L.A. and still lives and works here, created 16 stainless steel cut panels in the style of “papel picado” (cut paper) along both sides of the station area. The sculptures pay homage to “family” and “history.” Stylized large scale heads of Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent Mesoamerican deity, mark the generations past and present and are located within the landscaped areas at both ends of the station platform.