The request was to make a Monument work and a tryptic that showcased the work we have done and ideas about development in the St. Louis metro area that was more art than advertising and would inspire the mind.
The Artworld is a galaxy of stars where truth is large, beautiful and paper thin. I wanted a work that celebrated that but acknowledged how in that scale we can lose the truth.
I wanted to make a work that spoke about how much we have redacted history, desire to continue changing it and fear telling truths to the point of absurdity. A reality never more timely than in the 2010’s when the concept of fiduciary became laughable and lies became boldface and without shame. Its always been there though, there is nothing new just a slide of the pendulum from one extreme to the next with only a moment of respite.
Alexis Rane Experiment