Los Pioneros de la Rivera San Gabriel - Transit
Irwindale Gold Line Metro station and parking garage
16017 Avenida Padilla Ave., Irwindale, CA 91702
Artwork Budget: $150,000
Brailsford Public Art
Elwood & Associates
Shaw & Sons
Two platforms, 270' long for the Foothills Gold Line of the Los Angeles METRO system, ten years from awarding the contract to completion!
The goal of this project was to represent the community, history, and culture. The San Gabriel River is an element woven into the story of Irwindale. In addition to the mosaics, a song was composed to tell the story of Irwindale; the lyrics are incorporated into the railings of the station. I used my patented mosaic technique and created the work in my studio first, which makes installation a very streamlined process.
The working environment and the collaboration were superb -, KGEM TV, Kiewit, Shaw, and Sons, etc. As with all my projects here on the CodaWorx page, all the complete projects can be seen on the Facebook LithoMosaics page. Go to FB, then LithoMosaics, then Photos, then Albums, then the named Album you are looking for. Here is one: https://www.facebook.com/200078097372/photos/?tab=album& album_id=10153293509532373 And here is another... as it was ten years start to finish, there is a lot of documentation! https://www.facebook.com/200078097372/photos/?tab=album&album_id=200294492372