Tom LaDuke’s artwork for Culver City Station expresses a dreamlike vision of Culver City and honors those who had an influence on its development. Panels above the seating areas center on icons from the city seal—a bear, a flower, a motion picture industry camera and the sun, while gateway arches present panoramic views of the city as seen from surrounding hillside viewpoints.
Abstracted face shapes of historic, political and entertainment industry notables that have influenced the city appear in each of the art panels. These include entertainers like Elizabeth Taylor and Lucille Ball, and the city founder, Harry Culver. Their placement is determined by the notes of a musical score, composed by the artist while riding the train.
(Here’s a link to more information about LaDuke’s work for Culver City Station.)
Other Art for the Expo Line stories on the Source:
All in a Day by Michael Massenburg
Engraved in Memory by Daniel Gonzalez
LA Metro Lotería by Jose Lozano
Urban Dualities by Samuel Rodriguez
The Intimacy of Place by Christofer Dierdorff
Ephemeral Views by Ronald Llanos
On Saturdays by Robbert Flick
Neighborhood Reconstructed by Jessica Polzin McCoy
Willie Middlebrook’s Designs for Expo/Crenshaw Station
Categories: Metro Art