15’ dia. Stainless steel nest, 2’ Cast acrylic egg with interactive LED, Glass mural 15’(h) x 46’(w) Celebrating the neighborhood’s history, as the first landing place for immigrants from around the world, the multiple artworks for this metro station express migration, travel, desire, and home. A sculpture resembling a bird’s nest is suspended from a ceiling. A glowing translucent egg inside the spiraling nest pulsates to the exact rhythm of the artist’s heartbeat. The glass mural is a historic map of East Los Angeles from the time when immigrants landed in this area, with images of flying birds.
This artwork on the station mezzanine alludes to migration and travel, a significant theme, which acknowledges the history of the immigrant community in this part of the city. An old map with images of flying birds, and a suspended spiral nest with an “egg” symbolizes “home.” The egg glows and pulsates to the rhythm of the artists’ heartbeat
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