17-Nov-2007

Memorial to the Unnamed } Ponderings

‘Memorial to the Unnamed’ (left) planted in a straight line dissecting the park. The line goes from the formal gates of the park ‘slicing’ through the lawn and formal planting of the park, though the paving and ivy planted around the formal planting stays intact. This refers to the complex hetronormative society that the park represents. The row of pansies appear to weave up and down through the park occasionally rupturing the architecture of the park and at other times surrendering to the infrastructure of the park. This metaphorical delineation both acts as a symbolic military front and as an arrow that highlights the location of the incident that occurred in the park. The line ends at a bench suggesting that the viewer sit and contemplate the nature of the work and the park the work is situated in.