The AIDS Memorial white canopy sculpture series is the thematic use of abstract repetition, showing differences in perception of light and shadows across various times of day and types of weather as in Monet's haystack painting.
Claude Monet, impressionist painter is known for his haystack painting. The underlying theme may be seen as the transience of light. This concept shows nuances of perception as seasons, time of day, and weather changes. The constant subject provided the basis from which comparisons could be made in changes of light across this nuanced series.