by David Culver, 2004

About the art

The local artist behind this exterior piece has worked as a stonemason, roofer, quarryman, sheep shearer, logger, sign painter and chimney sweep. It’s a hands-on approach to life—and art—that seems to serve him well in this work of sturdy stone masonry. David Culver’s large, softly curving spiral of tile and stone helps dress up the library’s exterior brick wall.

Artist statement

“The spiral is a powerful symbol of growth. From the center it emanates outward in an expanding progression. It is generated by order, yet seems to bespeak the ethereal, a combination of mathematical and organic.”

Funded by Hennepin County Library One Percent for Art program