Flying Books

Meant to represent a whirlwind of open books, artist Simon Donovan worked with a plasma cutter to create individual books from steel plates.

Artist(s): Simon Donovan

Simon Donovan, Flying Books, 1998.

Working with a plasma cutter and steel plates, artist Simon Donovan created a whirlwind of books encompassing the library. Although they appear to be randomly placed, Donovan chose the position of each book with intention, taking into consideration size, shape and color.
Dimensions: 20 books: 27"x19"; 20 books: 21"x19";20 books: 13"x23"; 20 books: 12"x20";21 books: 21"x28"
Address: Woods Memorial Public Library (3455 N. 1st Ave.)

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