Fulton County Public Art Program

Tree of Light

  • Laser engraved stainless steel, aluminum, LED lights, color dichroic glass
  • Luftwerk

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Atlanta, the City in a Forest, is a place of deep roots and rich history. As a gathering place for knowledge, this library serves as its heart – its modern Tree of Science – drawing in its
community and branching out to others. Tree of Light is a poem of light expressing interconnected ideas of our appreciation of trees. A sculpture made of text inscribed mirror discs arranged like the leaves on a tree while referencing Marcel Breuer’s original quartet of skylights: four circles of light, poised in the corners of a square. The words engraved on the
discs are a product of the community, collected through a process of word play and arranged
by Atlanta based poet Valerie Respress.

* The Tree of Science, written in 1295 by mystic and philosopher Ramon Llull, was an early
version of an encyclopedia format aimed to inform the general public.

 
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