OOS Sculpture

Library Garden Gate and Figures

1998 / Tom Otterness / Cleveland

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Two sets of monumental bronze gates form the south and north entrances to the Eastman Reading Garden. Playful bronze figures--Otterness's trademark--are busy at work in the sculpture. Freestanding figures are also included in a planter on Superior Avenue, on a ledge on the front of the Louis Stokes Wing of the library, and on a stone ledge in the Eastman Reading Garden. The grillework of the gates is formed by an abstract collection of letters and word parts. The north and south gates are not identical. Tan Lin and Maya Lin contributed to the selection of the letters and words.

Location: Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Ave

County

: Cuyahoga

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Citation

: Tom Otterness, “Library Garden Gate and Figures,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 16, 2021, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/921.

Title

Library Garden Gate and Figures

Description

Two sets of monumental bronze gates form the south and north entrances to the Eastman Reading Garden. Playful bronze figures--Otterness's trademark--are busy at work in the sculpture. Freestanding figures are also included in a planter on Superior Avenue, on a ledge on the front of the Louis Stokes Wing of the library, and on a stone ledge in the Eastman Reading Garden. The grillework of the gates is formed by an abstract collection of letters and word parts. The north and south gates are not identical. Tan Lin and Maya Lin contributed to the selection of the letters and words.

Creator

Date

1998

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

921

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

Eastman Reading Garden

Provider Qualifier

Funds provided by

Provider Entity

The Cleveland Foundation

Location Site

Location Street

325 Superior Ave

Location Type

Installation Date

1998-09-18

Creation Date

1998-09-18

Materials