Labor and Delivery: The Merits of Browsing
Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
2% for Art Exhibition Space
Sacramento Central Library, Children's Reading Room
Cesar Chavez Plaza, Sacramento, California
Materials and Dimensions
Silk, steel, rubber, wood
112'W x 5'H x 3'D
Labor and Delivery: the Merits of Browsing can be viewed from a number of vantage points. Taking the stairs en route to the Children's Reading Room, the pieces visually overlap along the 113' wall. From the ground level, the objects hang like big trophies ten feet above the floor. They can be seen from above by looking over the mantle that runs along the half-wall on the second floor, and they can be seen at eye level by standing on the sidewalk outside of the building and looking through the windows.
At night, the lights inside the silk-covered pieces remain turned on where they glow like night lights.
photo credit: Robert di Franco