Courtesy: David Alan Clark

All Aboard

North Kingstown, Rhode Island

David Alan Clark (

Wickford Junction, 1051 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, 02852
Date:  2015
Placement:  rail transportation buildings
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  bronze (metal)
Description:  Sculptor David Alan Clark celebrates the past, present and future of trains in Wickford Junction Station. His installation, All Aboard, consists of three figures, a train conductor and two children, as they wait for an arriving train. The conductor is instantly recognizable as the public face of train travel in the first half of the 20th century. The time period conveyed in the piece is the 1940’s, when people still dressed up for travel. The children represent the future and are caught up in the excitement of the train’s arrival. The boy has climbed up on a pair of suitcases to get a better look at the conductor’s pocket watch. The girl is trying on the conductor’s hat and is calling out ‘All Aboard!’.

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