building the dream for tomorrow
Four from a series of 16 etchings of stations from the original BART system of the 1970's, and a few (larger) pieces completed previously.
The constructed public spaces of the transit system can be seen as an embodiment of past civic optimism, although their significance changes through age, use, the way they are maintained or neglected, or are allowed to become obsolete. Writing and publicity from the time of their construction demonstrates a deeply held belief that what benefits some people will benefit all society, while questions as to their current significance and worth are evidence of changing cultural values.
Look online for the BART promotional film “along the way” for instantaneous transportation to a different time.
Link to the exhibition catalog with images of all 16 pieces: