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Reading that newyorkee piece linked above and thinking about statues as storytelling devices, I come to the question why continue the tradition of statues as recognized individuals? We live in a culture that demands the same stories told through the eyes of an individual and how an individual (probably a white man but this continues with Disney making brown girls as cops or how we tell stories of great individuals) as able to meet a call for adventure overcome trials and tribulations that finally end with the character becoming a hero immortalized as a statue.

Like I really loved star wars as a kid but why do we allow stories to be told to us and by us in the same way? How can we tell stories with many more perspectives? How do we tell a story that does not make individuals heroes, gods or kings? Yes we can add all kinds of flaws to the characters story but in the end we are putting someone up outside yourself as better, as king as master unless your telling your own story.

How can we tell more interesting stories? I want a story that puts more value on how many people come together to create something and how much it sucked working with some of them without glorifying an individual.

Even worse then star wars these days we tell stories through the free (with targeted advertising) market of facebook ideas.

A suggestion I say is make statues abstract art that does not represent persons but people or events or monsters and creatures.

More dragon statues please!
-a person looking for a more interesting story than a person with a metal face