DECORATION FOR EMPTY SPACE

To commemorate and to decorate are perhaps not such foreign practices. Both, in their way, call attention. Though, commemoration calls forth from the past-present, while decoration moves in the present-future. It is in this sense that the proposal occupies its tiny corner of the United States. In limbo between its neighbors - the federal gravity of nearby buildings and the expanse of Taft Park - the site, as empty space, slips away. However, once decorated by dyed-pink concrete, crushed granite, and thin marble, the site locates both itself and the city. The proposal calls attention to forces latent in the site, as the Peace Corps gathers empathies.