Market Square


This public art piece was commissioned by the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Market Square is a section of downtown Pittsburgh where many people meet everyday. The city planned on “cleaning it up” but wouldn’t make those plans public. I spent time sitting in the Square and listening to conversations. I was surprised by how many people were concerned about what might happen to this place and how poetic their words were. Excerpts were spelled out in two-foot squares—each one with a letter applied to it—near to where the actual words were spoken. A different excerpt was displayed every other day of the two-week festival.