Nick Lang and Thad Duhigg | 2010
St. Charles Rock Road MetroLink Station
Painted steel and aluminum, cast iron
5′ h. x 13′ w. x 4′ 3″ d.
The design and content of this piece was informed by 15 teenage students in Nick Lang’s 2007 St. Louis ArtWorks class. The students visited the Rock Road location and noted the common objects used by commuters. After documenting these visits, the students created maquettes that laid the groundwork for the sculpture. The artists expanded on the students’ ideas and fabricated this sculpture, which depicts the contents of an average Metro rider’s pockets at a very large scale.
Based on concepts by apprentices from St. Louis ArtWorks led by Nick Lang and Allen Kimetz. Commissioned by Arts in Transit for Metro St. Louis with support from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis.