Engraved in Memory © Daniel Gonzalez 2012, glazed ceramic bas relief panels , Station platform, Metro E Line (Expo), La Cienega/Jefferson Station, 5664 Jefferson Blvd., Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles CA
Gonzalez’s imagery illustrates the history of the Ballona Creek and the local area, with references to the Mission and Californio periods as well as the film industry. Art panels display black and white images of the landscape with the people native to the area.
Other panels include a changing architecture: brick and wood homes replacing clay adobes, the film industry moving into Culver City with the creek as a backdrop for several movies, and the city’s landmark buildings and unique homes as they appear at present.
“I retell on the art panels the history of the peopling of this area, the transformation of space into place. This rediscovery of our past gives us perspective on our present moment.”