In Los Angeles, public transportation is often overlooked as a means of getting from point A to point B, as well as being in close proximity to other individuals while on a journey. From the majority of the population owning their own vehicle, 1/3 of an individual’s day is wasted in traffic, isolated without any real human interaction.
My MFA Degree Show at University of Edinburgh consisted of 12 separate artwork pieces printed on aluminum to mimic the ambience of a bus shelter or underground station. By means of geometric shapes, the individual pieces were tied together—guiding one’s eye from the top left of the exhibit to the bottom right. Each print contained images of public transportation throughout the last decade, messages of relaxation, and colors mimicking the time when traveling on any means besides a car was luxurious and an adventure.
All original photographs collected by Mike Ashworth.