"Today is my fourth visit. I wish the exhibit was permanent."
Circle of Memory, a public Space that inspires visitors to recall and commemorate children who are missing or have died.
Throughout the world, the loss of a child may be the most painful event a family or community can suffer. Until recently, communities worldwide took great care in setting aside time and space to commemorate their human losses.
The Circle of Memory was inspired by the ritual spaces where people in communities gathered to experience death, grief, change, and renewal. The architecture of their spaces-mounds, temples, and so on-gave shape and location to these rites of passage. In the United States, the Vietnam Wall and Holocaust memorials address this need on a national and international scale. The circle of Memory addresses it at a community and personal level.