Hayward Library Art Installation

Index #1

2018
Acrylic 

5’ W x 45' H x 6” D​

Hayward Library, Hayward, CA

The piece is composed of laminated acrylic in alternating layers of blue, yellow and white. Three separate pieces connect all floors of the library’s atrium lobby and read as a singular, continuous sculpture when viewed from afar. Conceptually, the artwork is a construct of thin layers, similar to the many layers of pages that comprise a book. The nested circular elements of the piece are inspired by the cut-out indentations of vintage dictionaries and other reference books, used an early method for “hyper linking” to specific chapters or categories within. For this piece, I explored the overlap between the historical qualities of book pages with the methods and means of modern information consumption. Layering represents an approach and a quality common to many forms of media and became the basis of this work. 

 

Rob Ley Studio - Los Angeles, CA - Public Art 

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