Brightly colored glass art walls now surround the pavilion glass entryway of the future Leimert Park Station, which is currently under construction.
The artwork, titled Talking Drums, is by Ingrid Calame, who worked collaboratively to develop the artwork with William Watters and Jasmine Morgan of local non-profit organization The RightWay Foundation. The team created large scale rubbings of architecturally and culturally significant features in the area such as drums, handmade tile, and doorways. Calame then collaged the resulting images together against a multi-color gradient to act as a library of community features.
The sunlit illuminated panels cast the imagery on the station portal’s stairs and escalators throughout the day, while interior station lighting creates an evening lantern glow at night.
Learn more about the artwork on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Art Program page, and scroll down for a video on the artwork development process.