2006; sandblasted glass with color infill; 7’H x 104’W; East Lake Library; Minneapolis, MN.  Commissioned by the City of Minneapolis Art in Public Places program with support from the Minneapolis Public Library and KKE Architects.

Text elements from the library’s collection are defined by etched glass on two sides of the building’s exterior.  From Cat in the Hat to Galileo to Don Quixote, selected excerpts emphasize a diverse range of subject matter, including literary, scientific, cultural and historical contributions that make up the collection.  With the frosted areas of glass framing the letters, the transparent words become windows of knowledge into the library.

© Janet Lofquist