Monday, May 28, 2012

Expo Vermont Metro Mosaics

The Vermont station is in the West Adams neighborhood, and artist Jessica Polzin McCoy uses that neighborhood in her 24 mosaic panels. I love the jacaranda trees in this panel.

McCoy, who teaches at Pitzer College in Claremont, took thousands of pictures in the area and created watercolors from them. That's one above. fabricated the mosaic panels from her paintings (below).

Each panel is 8 ft. wide.

The entire collection is called Neighborhood Reconstructed.

This is from the Metro website: "McCoy carefully considered each panel's placement within the gateway arches and inside the station. The gateway arch entries focus on local exterior spaces, such as front yards, windows, fences, porches and doors of historic homes along with iconic LA signage. Panels located above the seating modules feature interior spaces such as private living rooms."

Mosaika and the other fabricators have made the tiles resistant to graffiti and to weathering.

Since we're in the neighborhood...this is a good time to mention that the next West Adams Historic Home and Architectural Tour will be June 9 from 10 am to 4 pm. I'll post more details later; for now check out the website.


Pasadena Adjacent said...

this is so interesting. I'm going to have to put your blog address aside and really pursue it when I have more time. Love seeing that you photographed the new mosaic. The larger the pictures the better. I like to take the time to look at them closely

Vix said...

Thank you--I'm glad you found it interesting, but I didn't photograph the mosaic.
I'm sorry I didn't credit the photos--I've gotten sloppy about that. The last photo came from the Metro site, and the upper 3 were from Mosaica.