Courtesy: Coutesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council

Garden Wreath

Portland, Oregon

Larry Kirkland (

Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, Oregon, 97205
Administrator:  Multnomah County (
Date:  1997
Placement:  libraries (buildings)
Collection:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  aluminum (metal), brass (alloy)
Description:  "Garden Wreath", suspended from the ceiling of the entry foyer, is an ellipse approximately 34' long of gilded and coppered aluminum leaves, images and text. The piece introduces the "Garden of Knowledge" metaphor the artist carries through all three of his works, that the library is a place where people explore, uncover and learn. Images and words are tucked among leaves inviting discovery.

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