The terrazzo mural was the first piece of artwork installed as part of the $6.3 million public art project connected to the system.
O'Connor shares the station with a depiction of attorney John Frank, who argued the famous 1966 case, Miranda v. Arizona, before the U.S. Supreme Court. The landmark 5-4 decision in that case resulted in mandatory "Miranda" warnings that police must give to a defendant before interrogation, including "the right to remain silent," and the statement that "anything said can and will be used against you in a court of law." Police also are required to tell the suspect of his or her right to an attorney and, if necessary provide one.
The art along the light rail represents one of the state's largest public art projects. It includes a giant stone ring sculpture installed at Central Avenue and Camelback Road, a river-like canopy at Priest Drive and Washington Street in Tempe that echoes the nearby Rio Salado, historic photos set into glass panels at Central and Indian School Road, and a "cloud canopy" that casts different shadows depending on the position of the sun at Washington and 44th Street.
More than two dozen artists from around the country contributed to the system's aesthetic features, with about 40 percent of them Arizona natives, according to the Associated Press.