1) The Painting of the heart would be located in middle of the location, to symbolize the "heart and feel of the community" and establish it as the central point of our design. It would also represent how the community's needs are at the core focus (heart) of our project.
2) A trail of lights leading to the tiles would symbolize the displacement of individuals in the community and their want and need to reach out. We wanted the installation to be striking and illuminating not only in the mind but also in a sensory experience, which is why we wanted to add lights.
3) We wanted to create three designs concerning the arrangement/ embedding of the lights, which would make up the light trail leading from the heart and to the individual tiles.
This design would be 2D. The lights would be embedded into the concrete and replicate the design of the heart and its roots. The lights would either be glowing-in-the-dark lights or lights that have solar cells embedded in them so that they would retrieve their energy from the sun. The lights would be spaced out to look like a mosaic or tessellation, to give a contrast to the installation.
We wanted to come up with two other alternative designs since the location we chose belonged to the Pittsburgh Penguins and we wanted to also keep the options open for design and installation, so that if we were to present this idea to the community the idea would not be set, and the community could consider our idea and then implement it how they wished.4) Tiles - Sensor:
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