What’s better than a Little Free Library that is located on a busy street in a city in the Midwest? That would be a Little Free Library that doubles as public art installation. Nine such projects are being installed in and around downtown Indianapolis using books supplied by the Indianapolis Public Library.
Last weekend, I found one of the installations in Monument Circle. Created by artist Brian McCutcheon, this art piece has five neon-green pillars, each pillar with a circular book-case at its base. Connecting the five pillars is an arch that spells out a quote by Mark Twain. “A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.”
Monument, 2015 is one of the nine art installations in the Indianapolis Public Collection, a public art and literacy project.