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Sculpture, Portrait in 12 Volumes of Gray, Walnut Creek 2010

Size: 27’ x 8.5’ x 1’
A total of 3,960 empty sketchbooks in 12 shades of gray are placed in a 2-story tall bookshelf. The spines of the books create the image of a librarian asking for silence. A small number of additional books are available through the library’s gift shop and when filled can be exchanged with a new book from the sculpture. Eventually the sculpture becomes a container of the notes and memories of the community.

Curator: Regina Almaguer
Photography: Anna Kwan
Book design: Henri Lucas
Image processing: Jay Yan
Fabrication: Peter Carlson