Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, National War Memorial Design Competition, 1990

In 1990, the State Government of the Commonwelath of Pennsylvania decided to erect a monument near the state capitol in Harrisburg. This was intended as a war memorial honoring those who fought and died in its recent history.

This proposal was based on a three-dimensional interpretation of the Fibanacci series. The system of proportioning, thus developed, created a helixical pattern of movement marked by obelisks of various sizes and scales. The solid stone obelisks, with the names of the veterans carved into them, symbolized the decension and assension of the human spirit, prior, during and after a war, which is one of the most violent as well as heroic acts of humans civilizations.