Palms Station

Shizu Saldamando
Artist Educators, 2016
DETAIL, 1 OF 10 ART PANELS
Ceramic tile and fused glass

The ceramic-tile artworks honor the area’s cultural history while portraying its changing landscape and demographics. Pencil drawings of people and plant life from the community are depicted with patterned mosaic inlays originating from washi paper collaged on a wooden backdrop—materials chosen to reference the Japanese heritage of both the artist and the neighborhood.

Interview with the artist