Written Words
Written Words

 

Written Words, a sculpture garden incorporating text.

 

Steve Gillman & Katherine Keefer

 "Written Words"

Sculpture -Large Installation

2007

West Regional Library

 

Description

The art plaza Written Words is a unique "room" within a larger exterior plaza adjacent to the library. Responding to the larger plaza's grid pattern and round grass mounds, the art project occupies a 32' x 32' area carved into a group of four of the grassy mounds. It consists of a series of arc-shaped granite benches radiating out from a centrally-placed abstract granite sculpture, a granite arc of text inlaid into the two-toned colored concrete sidewalk and granite retaining walls cladding the cut-out mounds. The artwork's skewed grid deliberately contrasts with that of the larger plaza, as a metaphor for the library which functions to help one ‘see’ in new ways.

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Detail of Written Words, a sculpture garden incorporating text.Detail of Written Words, a sculpture garden incorporating text.