I try to think of a work as an idea without a shape. If I find the shape too soon — especially for the memorials, which have a function — then I might be predetermining a form and then stuffing the function into the form. Instead, what I try to do is — for two to three months — read, research, understand anything about the site. And I don’t just mean the physical site. I mean the cultural site, the historical site, who’s coming, what the needs are, what I think needs to be done.