Since the beginning of time, people have created monuments, fully aware that those monuments will outlive them. From East to West, these monuments have taken different shapes and been erected for varying purposes. We revisit, adapt, destroy, and borrow from monuments. Tomorrow’s Monument showcases this span of time as a barren land, both full of ruins and possibility for future monuments, yet seemingly too vast to capture its entirety and complexity. Each vertical marker is a snapshot (or encapsulation) of a specific time period, while the sun’s setting on the unified horizon represents a consistent cycle of time passing.
When monuments are made, there is a hope that their value and importance will outlive the humans who created them, yet as time passes those original intentions fade. Tomorrow’s monument is one lit with possibility, hope for future remembrance, but its mere purpose or potential representation has not been decided yet. And like the many monuments that proceeded it, tomorrow’s monument will too fade with time.