Adams’ public works, which include shadow-casting sculptures whose shadows materialize only at certain times of year, in conjunction with the planet’s tilt and shift, have been particularly celebrated. His Korean War Memorial in New York (entitled ‘The Universal Soldier’) comprised a block of granite with the shape of a soldier cut from it; simply but effectively, the aperture framed and politicized New York landmarks like the Statue of Liberty.
I believe each project requires a different design solution. Successful public art projects utilize the ear as much as the eye. In the case of P.S. 20, by listening to the requests of the principal and teachers, I was able to filter their needs for a multi-ethnic solution which reflected the very diverse student body and surrounding community.