LAKE MERRITT STATION
BUILDING A DREAM FOR TOMORROW SERIES
Etching - Aquatint, Printed on Paper from Copper Plate
13" X 10" framed (10" x 7" unframed)
From a series of 16 etchings of stations from the original BART system of the 1970's, originally inspired by the 1968 BART promotional film "Along the way."
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.