From 25 June 2016
Virginia Overton has been selected to create a public artwork for the newly reopened Columbus Metropolitan Library in Ohio. Artists were invited to submit proposals for a new work as part of the Library’s major renovation this year.
Overton was awarded the commission for a work which utilised discarded marble removed from the building’s façade and replaced with glass. Overton – whose work often involves using reclaimed and organic materials – has worked with local stonemasons to create five columns of varying sizes and heights. The discolouration and marking on surface of the marble is a testament to its history of use and has been deliberately retained by the artist within the sculpture to represent the marrying of old and new.
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Virignia Overton ‘Untitled’ (2016)
© the artist Photo Courtesy of Columbus Metropolitan Library