Artist Susan Logoreci creates intricate colored-pencil on paper drawings of cities all over the world, but with an emphasis on her home metropolis, Los Angeles. Her combination of detail and abstraction renders the urban environment both inviting and warped. It’s a fitting style for our city, as many would consider L.A. itself to be invitingly warped…

Most of the works featured here are very large, with 4′ x 6′ being a standard size for many of the works. The size translates well to public art– her works form the basis for mosaics that will appear at Metro’s new Expo Line stations in 2016. You can learn more about the artist on her website.

U.S.C. (Urban Swarm Contemplated), 4′ x 6′, colored pencil on paper, 2014

U.S.C. (Urban Swarm Contemplated), 4′ x 6′, colored pencil on paper, 2014

Mexico City-Los Angeles (Let’s Meet in the Middle), colored pencil on paper, 5′ x 7′ 2008

Mexico City-Los Angeles (Let’s Meet in the Middle), colored pencil on paper, 5′ x 7′ 2008

Downtown Los Angeles (In the Thick of It), colored pencil on paper, 2′ x 4′ 2010

Downtown Los Angeles (In the Thick of It), colored pencil on paper, 2′ x 4′ 2010

 Edge of the World, 2′ x 4′, colored pencil on paper, 2013

Edge of the World, 2′ x 4′, colored pencil on paper, 2013

L.A. Plays Itself, colored pencil on paper, 4′ x 7′, 2015

L.A. Plays Itself, colored pencil on paper, 4′ x 7′, 2015

L.A. Bridges, colored pencil on paper, 4″ x 6″, 2011

L.A. Bridges, colored pencil on paper, 4″ x 6″, 2011

Downtown #1, colored pencil on paper, 4’ x 6’ 2006

Downtown #1, colored pencil on paper, 4’ x 6’ 2006

Downtown #2, colored pencil on paper, 4’ x 6’ 2006

Downtown #2, colored pencil on paper, 4’ x 6’ 2006

Downtown #3, colored pencil on paper, 4’ x 6’ 2006

Downtown #3, colored pencil on paper, 4’ x 6’ 2006

Santa Monica Beach, 18” x 24”, colored pencil on paper, 2014

Santa Monica Beach, 18” x 24”, colored pencil on paper, 2014