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Cynthia Carlson

LA: City of Angels, 1993

Union Station: Red/Purple Line west entrance

Stylized aluminum wings hover over a painted map of Southern California’s coastline in this three-dimensional mural commemorating Los Angeles’s 11 founding families. The wings are labeled with the names of angels from various religions, each chosen to metaphorically reference Los Angeles: Dagiel, fish; Gabriel, mercy; Janax, Monday; Mika’il, insomnia; Nogah, cooling the summer; Ram’khastra, rarefied air; Rohab, the sea; Sofiel, vegetables; Sui’el, earthquakes; Sut, lies; and Zahun, scandal.

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