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Submission #108

Creative Expressions Gallery / Submission #108 4

I am submitting a creative expression video and sketches for 1 October Memorial as I feel a strong calling to participate and a strong empathy for all who lost their lives, all involved and all effected.


I would also like to submit a memorial name concept "October 1 Harvest Memorial Field" as I envision a large field/park of multiple installations where desert landscaping meets harvest season bringing a place to rest, remember and reflect.


Once one enters the surrounding iron gates, the entrance gates, they walk upon a bright concrete, long and winging road to be, first, cradled beneath Angel Oak Trees, then they are uplifted by the following rainbow colored trees. They walk on to view a mix of spotlight lit desert landscaping installations and harvest landscaping installations, all adorned by rows of Joshua Trees, Lord Aloe Trees, Palo Verda Trees aligning the long winding road and gracing the field/park of rolling hills.
I was inspired by another submission, as I also envision the steel "Route 91 Angelic Benches" carefully placed along the winding road for a place of rest and reflection.


As one continues along the winding road, they can read plaques of the landscaping installations and the specifically chosen Trees and miscellaneous artwork installations that are chosen for the field/park, such as the "Route 91 Angelic Benches".

Thank you for your time,
Dawn L Kloster

As one approaches the split in the long and winding road, they are map guided to go to the right so to visit the "Make-A-Wish Pond" (a main attraction) a pond surrounded by Golden Palo Verda Trees and "Route 91 Angelic Benches" Concrete Scrolls of Art and Poetic submissions. While resting and reflecting around the pond, one will enjoy viewing the large gold water fountain in the center of the "Make-A-Wish pond" as they make wishes over the pennies they toss into the pond.
Once one moves on, they are map guided to the final installation, the main attraction "October 1 Harvest Memorial Staircase" A 25 foot wide, concrete winding staircase that embraces deep stairs with the names of all of the loved ones lost, etched in the facia of the steps. The staircase design is of deep stairs so one may choose to spend time at the step of their loved one as they can sit, kneel, pray, reflect and rest, while others can easily pass by so to visit the steps of their loved ones, and finally walk on to reach the walk-about scenic balcony, atop.


Once one reaches the walk-about balcony, they will view a mosaic tiled floor that says "VEGAS STRONG", they can view the city lights while they read the walls and concrete railing adorned by plaques and scrolls that bring recognition to the survivors, first responders, heroes. poetry, artwork and more.


And once more, the ones who lost their lives are again remembered as plaques of their names surround the slim edge of the circular concrete railing of the balcony.

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