Recently, Metro Art installed a new artwork by Metro-commissioned artist Mara Lonner at the future Martin Luther King Jr. Station on the Crenshaw/LAX Line.
The artwork, titled Leimert Park Landscape, is integrated into the glass pavilion entryway of the future station. The translucent panels catch the sunlight as it shines through images of familiar local landmarks that share histories through architecture, landscaping and signs.
As a former long-time resident of Leimert Park, artist Mara Lonner drew inspiration and imagery from local stories told by neighbors and community members. Japanese-influenced landscaping, weathervanes, stained-glass windows, sculpted trees, and the architectural ornamentation from local residences are rendered in overlapping translucent colored layers. The artwork also includes iconic signage and references to neighborhood locations that hold personal and historical significance, including West Los Angeles Church of God in Christ, Crenshaw Square, the Holiday Bowl and Grace Pastries.
Check out some photos below and learn more about the artwork here.
Learn more about the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Art Program here.