EIDOLON : CENTER OF LEARNING

Submitted by Jon Barlow HUDSON

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Client: H.Q. Brown Memorial Library, Central State University

Location: Wilberforce, OH, United States

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $50,000

Project Team

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Central State Univ.

Central State Univ.

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Ohio Arts Countil

Ohio Arts Council

Overview

c 2020, stainless steel, 10 ft. dia., H. Q. Brown Memorial Library on the campus of Central State University, Wilberforce, OH. an Ohio Arts Council % for Art Project. it includes 18 quotes by notable African American educators, laser cut into the six book pages suspended in the center of the sculpture. The quotes were chosen by the library staff.

Goals

The university library had been refurbished, thus state % for art funds were allocated to commission art. EIDOLON was commissioned to honor education, books, reading and educators in the African American community.

Process

After consulting with the administration, i presented several models; we narrowed it down to the final idea, which i built in my studio. i requested the the university assist with choosing the quotes to be included, which was accomplished by the library staff.