For sanitary and maintenance purposes, a fountain could not be installed; even the beautiful fake plants Billie had filled the space with earlier in the year had to be removed because of the dust they collected and the effort required to clean them.
However, there was no reason fountains and gardens couldn't be installed with paint. So I set to work.
Results after day one:
Results after day two:
From the top of the stairs, however, the basin still grabbed most of the passerby's attention:
The mission of day three was to fill the basin with water. I began with some foot painting.
Going for a fish. Despite the security guards' requests for piranhas in their "holding tank" I had to settle for goldfish, a frog, and some lily pads. Shortly after this photo I was instructed by some joking visiters to get out of the water.