Made You Look

These awkwardly spaced benches line the streets of Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis. They are all just a product of poor urban planning, except for these two, which are now Art.

 

Made You Look.
In a world of disappearing social interaction, the purpose of this piece is to engage, nay even confront.The two metal pillars stand as monolithic guardians, reminders of the social boundaries that are not meant to be crossed in ‘polite society.’The chairs, facing one another in an endless stare-off, are purposefully arranged to be neither close enough for quiet conversations between lovers or friends, nor far enough away to invite solitary contemplation.As the gap between members of the populace in our own cities widens into chasms, these seats serve as reminders of the difficulty of engagement, yet incongruously prod participants to recognize the inherent necessity of such communication.