Artwork by Los Angeles artist Tom LaDuke will be part of the
An original artist has been chosen to design works for all the Expo stations and in Culver City, the artist is Tom LaDuke. He has designed eight panels for the station entitled ‘Unknowable Origins’.
According to a Metro release:
LaDuke expresses a dreamlike vision of Culver City and honors those who had an influence on its development. Softly rendered painterly views of Culver City as seen from surrounding hillside viewpoints frame the entry to the station. Abstracted face shapes of historic, political and entertainment industry notables that have shaped Culver City appear in each of the art panels. These include entertainers like Elizabeth Taylor, Lucille Ball and Louis Armstrong; politicians such as Julian Dixon, who helped obtain the funding that enabled construction of the Metro Rail system; as well as the city founder himself, Harry Culver.
The panels will be displayed above the entry archways and seating areas and are made from durable materials that are reportedly able to withstand graffiti and color fading and are easy to maintain.
Every Expo Line station has similar glass panels, each created by a different artist commissioned by Metro.
"The artwork is an entry point to different layers of LA—both its neighborhoods and its people,” Jorge Pardo, director of art & design for Metro creative services said in a statement. “The art beckons to transit riders at a human scale, offering a glimpse and a flavor of life along the Expo Line."