Children of the Night---Los Angeles, California
The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department
Located at a shelter for teenage runaways who have been lured into prostitution, this environmental art program is comprised of a symbolic beacon, metaphoric architectural inscriptions and talismanic word-structures that appear to support the portico overhead. The internally-illuminated word-structures---virtually burning abstractions of the word AWAY---become anthropomorphic protectors, warding away the predators who often attempt to reclaim their chattel.
Constructed of perforated aluminum, internal neon illumination, and structural aluminum forms.