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18 - Forest Lane StationForest Lane StationForest Lane Station Door

Reflecting a natural setting rich in history

Forest Lane Station features stone support columns and limestone paving, blending in with the nearby Floyd Branch, a creek that curves through the area. A landscaped area forms "banks" along the stream, while large concrete boulders and trees create public seating in a natural setting.

Karl Ciesluk's ceramic mosaic sculpture, Against the Mainstream, reflects both the natural setting and the history of nearby Hamilton Park an early residential community built for middle-income African Americans at a time when they were denied similar housing in most Dallas neighborhoods.

The sculpture depicts fish swimming upstream, representing the determination of African Americans who spoke up for civil rights and fair housing. An open door, located above the mosaic waterfall within the sculpture, also underscores this theme.

Design Artist: Vicki Meek


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