Ephemeral Views: A Visual Essay © Ronald J. Llanos 2012, hand-glazed ceramics, Metro E Line (Expo), Expo/Western Station, 1573 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles CA
The art panels are designed to unfold like the pages of an open book, depicting scenes and characters from the neighborhood’s active streets. Some of the imagery captured in Llanos’ vignettes: large open skies dotted with palm trees and billboards, women walking down the street pushing baby carriages, a man selling flowers from a pushcart, and teens walking home from school.
“You might call me a ‘visual journalist’ or an ‘urban realist.’ My images are inspired by people, and by places I travel to or frequent. I feel that if I search within myself for that which I find interesting about the places and people of those areas, I might be able to communicate with people across time.”
-Ronald J. Llanos