Here are five things to know about each of the artworks-in-progress for the future Expo/Crenshaw Station. The artworks will contribute to a welcoming environment for riders and connect the station to surrounding neighborhoods.
Erwin Redl – Glass Entrance Pavilion
- Inspired by the glass panels at the nearby West Angeles Cathedral
- Artwork will be embedded in the glass panels comprisingthe street level entrance portal
- Glass pieces will be arranged in a radiating pattern like a burst of energy
- Hundreds of stained glass inserts will cast colorful reflections on the ground in the daytime, and move with the sun throughout the day
- Artwork will glow at night like a jewel box
Rebeca Méndez – Concourse Wall Mosaic
- One of two wall mosaics will be 10 feet tall and over 92 feet long
- Artist photographed the sky over a 24-hour period, taking a photograph every 15 minutes as part of her process.
- Artwork presents the “15 minute” photos, each as a slice of a beautiful sky panorama
- A second mosaic will be visible to viewers descending the escalators to the platform level
- This smaller mosaic touches on the theme of commuting through the eyes of the tern (bird), the animal kingdom’s world champion in long-distance migration
Jaime Scholnick – Platform Level Porcelain Enamel Steel
- Artwork is a collage of images based on photos of the community, presenting scenes that go from dawn to night.
- Artist spent many hours photographing the neighborhood around the station and talking to residents about their visions for the artwork as part of her process.
- Artwork design incorporates scenes photographed by 15 youth participants who contributed their perspectives on the community.
- Final design informed by 11,800+ photos
- 200 feet of colorful imagery on each wall along the track
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