A two-story Shhh! April 30, 2013 – Posted in: Books and Art, public libraries, sculpture
To create something to adorn the lobby of the then new library, the city of Walnut Creek, California enlisted the services of artist Christian Moeller.
Like two-stories high!
“Shhh…Portrait in 12 Volumes of Gray” stands 26 feet tall and eight feet wide and contains 3,960 books. The covers are 12 shades of gray and arranged on a gigantic steel bookshelf,. The piece displays image of a woman’s face as she makes a “shhh” signal.
UCLA Today covered the unveiling: Turning a new page on book art.