OOS Sculpture

Reading a Garden

1998 / Maya Lin / Cleveland

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"Reading a Garden" is an art installation consisting of several components. At the center is an L-shaped black granite fountain. Parts of an abstract language poem, composed by Tan Lin, are incorporated into the fountain by stainless steel letters. Paving areas adjacent to the fountain, including a meandering pathway and stairs, are engraved with the other parts of the abstract poem. The installation includes two beds of gravel with trees at the center. One bed has a flat bronze plaque, with raised letters, to one end. The other includes a bronze ring, with engraved letters, around a tree. A cast concrete bench and coffee table, with raised stainless steel letters, completes the installation. The installation is completely handicapped accessible.

Location: Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Ave

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Maya Lin, “Reading a Garden,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 27, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/920.

Title

Reading a Garden

Description

"Reading a Garden" is an art installation consisting of several components. At the center is an L-shaped black granite fountain. Parts of an abstract language poem, composed by Tan Lin, are incorporated into the fountain by stainless steel letters. Paving areas adjacent to the fountain, including a meandering pathway and stairs, are engraved with the other parts of the abstract poem. The installation includes two beds of gravel with trees at the center. One bed has a flat bronze plaque, with raised letters, to one end. The other includes a bronze ring, with engraved letters, around a tree. A cast concrete bench and coffee table, with raised stainless steel letters, completes the installation. The installation is completely handicapped accessible.

Creator

Date

1998

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

920

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

Eastman Reading Garden

Provider Qualifier

Funds provided by

Provider Entity

The George Gund Foundation

Location Site

Location Street

325 Superior Ave

Location Type

Installation Date

1998-09-18

Creation Date

1998-09-18