Beacon of Endurance
Frontal view in daytime -- the lower section fabricated of rusting steel; upper section fabricated of laser-cut stainless steel with aluminum substructure.
Detail of lower inscriptions -- passages written or spoken by Lincoln in his lifetime -- occupying a vertical space equal to his height. Inscriptions laser-cut through rusting steel, galvanized steel behind.
View upward to sky -- seeing through laser-cut stainless steel inscriptions to reveal the projection mechanisms inside.
Detail of back-lit upper inscriptions and projection of words at night -- projected words quiver slightly in the wind to suggest human vulnerabilities.
Close-up detail of upper inscriptions at night -- seeing projection mechanisms through the laser-cut inscriptions.
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