The project uses light, both reflected & transmitted to dramatic effect.
The numbers & earlier names (before badge numbers) of the officers who have died in
the line of duty in the Dallas PD are cut from a metal shade canopy. As the
sunlight pierces the canopy, these numbers gently cloak the visitors to the site &
cast dramatic lighted images on the concrete floor. These vary during the day
dependent on lighitng conditions & time. They create a personal &
graphic reminder for visitors with the memory of these officers service &
sacrifice protecting the citizens & community of Dallas. It uses light to
the same effect that the black granite of the Vietman Memorial in Washington DC which
serves as a eyelevel mirror for visitors on a bright sunlit day while reading the endless
stream of names carved into the walls.