New photos reveal two of the Metro Art-commissioned artworks that will greet transit riders at the underground Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill Station, currently under construction along Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles.
An abstract geyser of color leaps up the wall in the Metro Art commissioned artwork High Prismatic by Pearl C. Hsiung. The artwork was inspired by the dynamic, ever-shifting cultural and geological landscape of downtown and the Bunker Hill neighborhood.
Stretching 60 feet high at the concourse level of the future station, the recently installed mural is composed of over one million glass pieces which were hand-cut by the skilled artisans who translated Hsiung’s original painting into an impressive mosaic.
Learn more about the High Prismatic artwork here.
Deeper into the station, as if in a reversal of gravity, two porcelain enamel murals by artist Mungo Thomson were also recently installed on the station’s platform. Titled Negative Space (STScI-2015-02), the two paired murals feature a stunning image of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 2015 composite photograph of the Andromeda (M31) galaxy.
During a recent virtual public conversation, Thomson shared the links between the underground geology of the station and outer space with the help of a Regional Connector tunneling engineer and a Hubble space telescope expert.
Learn more about the Negative Space (STScI-2015-02) artwork here.
Learn more about the seven commissioned artworks for the Regional Connector Transit Project here.
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