Central Library staff decided to create a book sculpture–an homage to the book–and place it where those approaching the front entrance of Library and those inside looking out could see it through the seasons as an evolving member of the garden.
Though not belonging to the Rare Book Collection (and certainly NOT made of books from the Rare Book Collection!), the sculpture is another worthy demonstration of Book Art making it near and dear to Rare Book Room’s heart.
As stated before, the sculpture was a collaborative staff effort. Staff from the Maintenance Department, Graphics Department and the Grosvenor Room designed and installed this fine piece of book art [re]using superseded or duplicative books that had been discarded. Instead of destroying the no-longer-useful books, we turned them into art!