Universal Delights

Submitted by Stephen T. Johnson

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Client: Universal City/Studio City Metro Station, Los Angeles, California

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

Completion date: 2009

Artwork budget: $140,000

Project Team

Artist

Stephen T. Johnson

Stephen T. Johnson

President and Managing Director

Michael Mayer

Franz Mayer of Munich, Inc.

Director, NYC Office

Erica Behrens

Franz Mayer of Munich, Inc.

Project Manager

Ari Metz

Franz Mayer of Munich, Inc.

Overview

Concept Summary: A celebration of the film and television industry and their universal repercussions through an exuberant juxtaposition of colors, shapes, and familiar imagery. The artwork is glass mosaics and measures 7 feet 5 inches by 66 feet 9.5 inches.

Goals

This commission was to create a dynamic mural to activate and transform the expansive wall above the ticket kiosks at the mezzanine of the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station.

Process

I worked closely with Franz Mayer of Munich, Inc. and their artisans in their studio in Munich, Germany who transformed my design into glorious glass mosaics. Their attention to detail was outstanding. In addition, the project managers at Metro Art were wonderful to work with and together with Mayer of Munich, everyone contributed to make this project a smooth and successful experience.