Monday, 1 August 2011

Basement stacks

Books breaking through the (faux) wall downstairs, referencing the "basement stacks" every library has. In this case it's as if those stacks had been sealed up during some remodel, and are anthropomorphically breaking through, referencing the old library, history, roots, poltergeists... Created for the VIA Advertising Agency, which recently renovated and moved their offices into the old Baxter building, which served as Portland's public library from 1888 until the 1960s.
Warey Myers

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This scares me - but then, I work in a library in Christchurch, New Zealand, and we have a lot of recent experience with broken walls, collapsed shelves and books spilling everywhere!