Candice Alexander, Louisiana Artist, was motivated to create a body of work to represent the rich history of Lake Charles, La. During the process of crafting mold for the Jean Lafitte Pistols from the I-10 Bridge, she mastered some of the most difficult molds.
Her Jean Lafitte Pistol Replica project garnered the attention from the DOTD Task Force. They requested to partner with Alexander to promote the Build Our Bridge Campaign. That same campaign was discussed during President Donald Trump's speech in Louisiana in 2019. At that time, the director of the task force commissioned Alexander to create a custom piece of art for The President himself.
That work was gifted to Donald Trump during his brief stay in Louisiana.