Illinois Valley Children's Library
       
     
 View of the left wall
       
     
 Installation Day in the library ceiling
       
     
 Steel insects freshly cut and shaped
       
     
 Take a closer look, do you see the bird windows within the wings?
       
     
 The collection of characters to install in the library, patina copper and steel
       
     
Illinois Valley Children's Library
       
     
Illinois Valley Children's Library

Successful Installation!

This reading tree sculpture collaboration between the talented Lucas Brinkerhoff and I will live in the Illinois Valley children’s library.

These steel pieces from the reading tree piece were a whole new world of creating designs to then cut them out with a plasma cutter and grinder. The final step was banging away at them with hammers in a vice to bring out their curvature. Missed paintbrushes for just a minute.

We like to think that whatever is read under the reading tree will never be forgotten.

Hand plasma cut and CNC plasma cut Steel and Copper
with Fir and Plywood

2017

 View of the left wall
       
     

View of the left wall

 Installation Day in the library ceiling
       
     

Installation Day in the library ceiling

 Steel insects freshly cut and shaped
       
     

Steel insects freshly cut and shaped

 Take a closer look, do you see the bird windows within the wings?
       
     

Take a closer look, do you see the bird windows within the wings?

 The collection of characters to install in the library, patina copper and steel
       
     

The collection of characters to install in the library, patina copper and steel