Herbert George

Kent State Memorial Design Competition

  • 1986. Stainless Steel, Polished Black Granite, and Limestone
  • 40′h. 35′w. 35′d.
  • Four stainless steel extended peace symbols placed on a reflective black granite surface not only memorialize the four tragic student deaths, but the granite reflects the image of the viewer within the symbols. Also, the stainless structures define the edges of a spatial volume in the form of an inverted obelisk - the Egyptian symbol for eternity. The latter aspect will be even more dramatic at night when the highly polished stainless reflects the strategically placed lighting—designed for this purpose.

Kent State Memorial Design Competition

  • 1986. Stainless Steel, Polished Black Granite, and Limestone
  • 40′h. 35′w. 35′d.
  • Four stainless steel extended peace symbols placed on a reflective black granite surface not only memorialize the four tragic student deaths, but the granite reflects the image of the viewer within the symbols. Also, the stainless structures define the edges of a spatial volume in the form of an inverted obelisk - the Egyptian symbol for eternity. The latter aspect will be even more dramatic at night when the highly polished stainless reflects the strategically placed lighting—designed for this purpose.

Kent State Memorial Design Competition

  • 1986. Stainless Steel, Polished Black Granite, and Limestone
  • 40′h. 35′w. 35′d.
  • Four stainless steel extended peace symbols placed on a reflective black granite surface not only memorialize the four tragic student deaths, but the granite reflects the image of the viewer within the symbols. Also, the stainless structures define the edges of a spatial volume in the form of an inverted obelisk - the Egyptian symbol for eternity. The latter aspect will be even more dramatic at night when the highly polished stainless reflects the strategically placed lighting—designed for this purpose.

Kent State Memorial Design Competition

  • 1986. Stainless Steel, Polished Black Granite, and Limestone
  • 40′h. 35′w. 35′d.
  • Four stainless steel extended peace symbols placed on a reflective black granite surface not only memorialize the four tragic student deaths, but the granite reflects the image of the viewer within the symbols. Also, the stainless structures define the edges of a spatial volume in the form of an inverted obelisk - the Egyptian symbol for eternity. The latter aspect will be even more dramatic at night when the highly polished stainless reflects the strategically placed lighting—designed for this purpose.