Ultra Violet Inks printed on a sheet of mirror plexi bent into a corner
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This piece is an homage to the memorial. Our monuments silently display what we were, are, and strive to be. Despite their finite stone surfaces monuments are in a continual process of becoming. They produce themselves along with the soldiers, families, victims & victors who build and look upon them.
The image in this piece is an image of the center chamber in a monument. The Soldiers & Sailors Monument in Princeton Illinois was originally dedicated to the Civil War Veterans of Bureau County. Inside the chamber of this monument a flag is hung and a wreath rests on a easel. These items are replenished by a caretaker, and the monument is opened once a year during the town festival.
When looking at this piece, the viewer finds that at a certain closeness their binocular vision becomes split by the curved surface of the mirror. This split renders comfortable viewing at a close distance physically impossible, while viewing the reflection of one's self from farther away requires no discomfort.