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Chris Wade Robinson

Dream Train, 2002

Faceted glass in mezzanine windows and platform windscreens

In Dream Train, Chris Wade Robinson pays tribute to the spirit of the subway in his 16 panels of faceted glass that narrate the daily motions of residents interacting with the movement of trains through the urban landscape. Robinson says, "A simple subway ride is a cultural exploration, a cross-section of a city as it moves from past to present and on to tomorrow. All races, creeds, and colors interconnect on a common path to an endless variety of destinations. Each rider is enriched by daily discoveries of new faces, places, and things....They are vignettes made of memory and experience, an ode to a lifetime spent riding in and dreaming on the train, as it speeds through the darkness and into the light."

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