In order to take the picture, complete alignment onto the left lane, and parking at the shoulder was necessary. The picture was taken from a metaphorical perspective placing the road as analogical to the politics, and history of the United States. The signage incorporates two liberal political icons, Martin Luther King Jr., and Cesar E. Chavez, onto the functionality of the urban structure, valuing and re-contextualizing their discourse. The image not only attempts to point out that the ideology inherent to the names is a good “road” to take; it also integrates it to the current political discourse. The photo and a replica of the freeway sign are installed on a place with modernist influences, and it attempts to create a reading in both the artistic and the political discourse.
A view from the center left: Photo of a sign on northbound interstate highway 5.