The project was partially financed by a grant from the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, and Tooley and a group of volunteers painted the seven benches. The park will be renovated by the city at some point in the future. Before the project there had been no seating in the park.
Here's how she described it:
Through the physical manifestation of the text painted on the benches privately expressed opinions are launches into the public realm. The differing views and experiences expressed lay side by side to confront and co-exists with the assumptions, stereotypes and lived realities of the people who choose to spend time in the park, who steer clear of it, or those who have felt pushed out.