PUBLIC ART | MURALS
The twenty-four individual glass mosaic panels designed for the EXPO LINE Downtown Santa Monica Station form an outdoor art gallery collectively known as "L.A. Sonata". The imagery was inspired by the world cultures that have come to Los Angeles and shaped its distinct international character. The images trace the passage of the Day and the Seasons, much like the musical movements of a symphony. They describe the journey and the passage of time in a remix of the cultural icons, colors, and patterns inspired by the city's cultural diversity. Each panel stands alone as a visual memory and together they tell the story of a great city poised at the "edge of the continent." The station opened to the public May 20, 2016.