Metro's Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Improvement Project will provide significant upgrades to the fourth busiest station serving the Metro A line (Blue) and Metro C line (Green), as well as Metro buses.
Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station
Preliminary Renderings of Artwork Concept, portrait of de la Torre Brothers by Josue Castro
“We’re very comfortable with the baroque and quite uninterested in minimalism.” Their striking and community responsive works are a visual and intellectual hybrid realized through collaboration.
Jamex and Einar de la Torre have conceived a grouping of sculptures for the public plaza that celebrate Rosa Parks’ legacy. In addition to paying homage to the significance of her actions and their resonance, the artists also reference the warmth of home and strength of communal gathering that is central to the surrounding neighborhoods. The artworks will offer shade and a unifying focal point for the plaza for the community to activate through future events. The de la Torre brothers will host community engagement activities in the coming months as the artwork design evolves.
Artist George Evans' artwork design has been informed by pop-up events with riders and community members. The artwork is part of a range of improvements to the existing station, including a new Customer Service Center. Evans has layered compositions that celebrate South Los Angeles’ distinct neighborhoods, personalities, landscapes, and cultural traditions. In keeping with his commitment to cultivating the next generation of young artists, Evans also incorporated arts and community programming engaging youth from the surrounding schools and organizations.
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