Two Me – Monument Lab

I also visited the Two Me monument by Mel Chin. The concept really intrigued me. It said on the description board, “Chin’s artwork balances the longing for individualism with the foundational spirit of coexistence embedded within American culture.” I thought it was interesting how he didn’t just make one pedestal, but two to represent the idea that it’s not just about the self but we. And if there’s only one person standing up there, there’s a clear imbalance and sense of overpowering (?) but with two people up there, I got a sense of unity. I was able to go stand up there and someone was also across from me. It was an interesting experience to be up above people walking around, but also comforting that someone was also on the same level as me – I wasn’t alone.

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