Untitled sconce surrounds

by Sheryl Tuorila, 2013

About the art

Throughout the library, you’ll find seven mosaic sconces with hand-forged iron frames. In Tuorila’s creative process, individual tiles were cut, glazed and fired in the kiln before each piece was mindfully selected for the mosaics. Different colors and textures are illuminated by the sconces, casting light – and inspiration – on library patrons nearby.

Artist statement

The finished artwork functions as a stopping point for the viewer, allowing them to clear their mind for a moment and allow their eyes to meander through the individual tiles and experience the journey of color and shapes. Each time the work is approached, the viewer notices something new. The flowing designs remind me of how our lives, time and relationships to people, our work, and nature, flow. Many aspects of life are constantly blending and moving, taking us on a journey that in many ways can’t be controlled but still we persevere.

Funded by the Hennepin County Library One Percent for Art Program