OOS Sculpture

The Record

1997 / Michael Frasca / Centerville

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"The Record," created and installed by artist Michael Frasca, was selected through a competition to select a public artwork to commemorate Centerville and Washington Township's Bicentennial in 1996. The piece consists of twelve one-ton terracotta books, stacked one on top of the other. The top book is slightly turned from the rest of the stack. The books are an obvious representation of the library, but they also symbolize the knowledge of the early pioneers who settled the area. The piece is sited in a circular landscaped area set in brick.

Location: Washington-Centerville Public Library, 111 W Spring Valley Rd

County

: Montgomery

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Citation

: Michael Frasca, “The Record,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 24, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/934.

Title

The Record

Description

"The Record," created and installed by artist Michael Frasca, was selected through a competition to select a public artwork to commemorate Centerville and Washington Township's Bicentennial in 1996. The piece consists of twelve one-ton terracotta books, stacked one on top of the other. The top book is slightly turned from the rest of the stack. The books are an obvious representation of the library, but they also symbolize the knowledge of the early pioneers who settled the area. The piece is sited in a circular landscaped area set in brick.

Creator

Date

1997

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

934

Location City

Location County

Location Street

111 W Spring Valley Rd

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

22 feet

Media Sculpture Width

5 feet

Media Sculpture Depth

4 feet

Installation Date

1997

Creation Date

1997

Materials