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Plato’s Cave | Dali on Dupont St.

The Dupont St. subway stop is one of my favourite stations in Toronto. Over the years, this station, with its ongoing repairs and renovations, has played both cave and cathedral to me. 

For so long, I would come home from work up this escalator: elated on some days, desperately tired on others; occasionally, sad or disappointed. But each time, as I looked up before stepping on to the escalator, I was, and am, filled with a sense of wonder: as though emerging into the world for the first time after having spent a lifetime in a cave, forming ideas of what is real from shadows on a wall.

 I felt – I feel – excited to see what might be ahead – at the top of the stairs, on the reified floor of the world. 

  • 24 x 36 inches