This was the centerpiece of the annual NYC chocolate show opening night. DIFA had a fundraiser at the opening night of the chocolate show and asked me to take part in the signed auction. We created a 40-foot long wall coated with cake icing, holding 1500 spoons in a perfect grid. Each spoon held a strawberry, and there was a trough of warm chocolate at the bottom. Participants would make a donation to DIFA, choose a strawberry and dip it in chocolate. The idea was to take that moment to celebrate the life of a person who was taken by AIDS, and to leave a void in the grid to represent their loss. The lighting over the course of the night reflected this idea of celebration, and as the evening progressed and the berries disappeared, turning a once-celebratory wall into a blank field, a space for quiet reflection and mourning.