by Robert Bengtson, Jonathan Weisblatt, Caroline Warner, Clay and Shannon Cahoon, Audree Halasz, et al
A circle of twelve life-size plaster molds of seated adult females, with an empty space for participant participation, completing the circle. The figures, tattooed with the U.S. Constitution, each represent one superimposed word/concept to which she Pledges her Allegiance. From the 13th position a path leads through the circle into a tipi, topped by a waving original American flag, with a circle of 13 stars, where soundscape recordings are played. The participant is invited to enter the tipi to deepen his/her commmitment in specific ways to actively participating in -- and thus ensuring the vitality of -- our living democracy.