This community-initiated public art project began before the creation of the City's Percent for Art program. The artwork will be located at the Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library.
This project is in the fabrication phase.
Book Mark’d will be a cast bronze sculpture approximately 12 feet tall. The sculpture will incorporate a spiral stack of 21 books in a variety of sizes and thicknesses. The artwork will embody Mattapan’s unique personality and history with shallow-relief imagery on the book spines. The bottom 20 books will have a patina reminiscent of antique leather book covers. The top book will have a shiny, bare bronze patina, giving the peak a beacon-like glow.