Shelf: 759-760, 2006

South Central District Library, Ottawa, 2006

Shelf: 759-760 began with a visit to the Ottawa Central Library Branch. There I recorded the type of binding on the first book on each row of the fine arts shelf. These recordings dictated the colour and texture of the stained glass in the artwork, for example: a red stained glass represents a red book cover, while a blank space signifies a white or black cover, and a textured glass indicates a book rebound in canvas. The resulting colourful grid becomes a screen through which the daily rhythms and ordered calmness of the library can be viewed and enjoyed.

Shelf: 759-760. Stained Glass and Aluminum Curtain Wall Extrusion