To create a sculpture that serves as a focal point to the library, where humor, magic, and interest are suggested.
The work had to be site specific, and one that created a conversation that would encourage people to come to the library, and enjoy the environment. Interaction is invited- the pad serves as a place to take photos.
A maquette was created to show the client. Once that was approved, a designer from Finland translated my dimensions into a cutting template for a fabrication shop. Once certain shapes were cut out, I worked with the fabricators to create in metal an improved copy. We were creating a mood of floating books that had to be magical yet soundly constructed.
We ended up lighting the work with LED fixtures that gradually changes color through the evening hours.
Books Flying off the Shelf
A time lapse video of the Installed work.
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
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