Evon Zerbetz   |   PO Box 8943   |   Ketchikan, Alaska 99901   |   © 2019 Evon Zerbetz

Project: A Trip to the Library

Collaborator: Rich Stage

Materials: Welded steel rod, cast resin, fabrimache, laminated paper, wood, steel plate

Installed: Ketchikan Public Library

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska

Size: 9' x 18' x 6'

Year: 2013

 

Our book lover piles up a stack of books to the tipping point. The colorful books spill through the air with some of them, and his hat, working as mobile parts. The sculpture, framed in banks of windows in the library entry, greets library patrons from across the parking lot, or might surprise them when they walk underneath. Engineered to span the width of the entry, the sculpture hangs with connections to the walls—a steel bolt extending from the figure’s wrist and a wall bracket shaped like his shoe’s shadow.

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View from below

Outside view, from side windows.