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The Gap

Interactive Installation Concerning Minimum Wage

I compiled research and translated it into a physical structure that emphasizes reflection about wages in the United States. I utilize material, traffic flow, and location of the installation to communicate the message.

Placement at the entrance of the U.S. Capitol Building creates a constant reminder since congressional action is the only way to resolve the issue.

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Black is minimum wage, and  glass is the missing amount to reach a living wage in that state.

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In passing, the looming structure displays details to be examined.

The introduction block is the reference height of 7.25 feet, the federal minimum wage amount.

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Every pillar represents one state.

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The maze-like traffic flow forces the audience to take time with each pillar and compare.

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At the center is a plaque on the ground stating a call to action.