Community Reading Lamp

by Randy Walker, 2006

About the art

Artist's statement

"The large framework of the aerial sculpture acts both as an abstract representation of the library and as a community reading lamp. The sculpture’s frame design is based on the window mullion pattern of the library’s main façade. From the exterior, the piece acts as a beacon to attract visitors as they navigate the parking area. From the interior, the piece interacts with the existing architectural elements of the building and the distant views outside. Viewers beneath the sculpture may peer directly up the tall volume and contemplate the color fibers that traverse its core."

Funded by the Hennepin County Library One Percent for Art Program