similarly to king road eastbound, patterns are based on the art form of papel picado. while the eastbound station uses images derived from indigenous traditions, the westbound patterns are based on mexican folkloric traditions, including mariachi music and dance. they also include several important native american symbols, i.e. hummingbird (regeneration and strength), monarch butterfly (migration), marigolds (fragility of life), and the trio of agricultural crops known as the “three sisters”: beans, squash and corn. the elements are set within traditional papel picado patterns and were designed in collaboration with local artist rick moreno.
information provided by by tamara alvarado at the school of arts and culture at mexican heritage plaza