The final model for our first architecture project, a funerary monument, was due on Tuesday. The assignment was to design a funerary monument for a creative person, living or deceased. I chose Shel Silverstein. My design carves into the ground rather than being built up. I wanted to capture and represent some of his notable works. People will approach the monument by way of the sidewalk, which cantilevers out over the slope of the site, echoing the cover of Where the Sidewalk Ends. People are encouraged to walk through the space by the tree bark texture on the inside of the stone walls, an ode to The Giving Tree. Strips on the wall will not be textured. Instead, they will either have some of his poems inscribed onto them, or they will be left blank to allude to a forest. The outside of the stone walls will be a honey colored stone to represent the wood inside of the tree bark. Strips of water line the outside edge of the walls.