In Your Face
A proposal for a public art project
Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 2002 (unbuilt)
A series of four colorful minimal wedge-shaped structures arranged in an "X" pattern. Simple mask-like faces are cut into the flat ends of the wedges -- arranged as if they were all in conversation with each other. Each "face" represents an expression - happiness, sadness, anger, and surprise. "Faces" are painted in primary colors reflecting their emotion. Participants walk up a slight incline behind each "face" until they reach a platform. Participants can look out the eyes and mouth to communicate with people in the other "faces." The purpose of the piece is to visually activate the space and invite the public to interact.