If you think Caltrans is only about pavement and engineering, you don't know us very well. We are many-faceted and definitely appreciate the finer things, such as the work of Los Angeles-based artist Miguel Osuna.
As of November 5 through December 31, an exhibition of Osuna's art entitled, En Route, is on display at the Caltrans District 7 museum.
Described by visual arts curator Jill Moniz as "transportation inspired oil paintings that are constructed as memoirs," the paintings are "visual recollections of the fleeting yet sensuous moments travelers experience en route. These landscapes highlight the strong connection between the permanence of the roadway and the substantiality of our own reflections."
Osuna studied architecture in Mexico and almost immediately after moved to Los Angeles. He practiced architectural design in diverse industries through 2001 and then began practicing art full time. His work shows in the U.S., Mexico and Spain.
The Caltrans Museum is located at 100 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, 90012. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.