Wall Hangings by Vince Koloski Studios seen at Mission Bay Branch Library, San Francisco - A Library Book
Wall Hangings by Vince Koloski Studios seen at Mission Bay Branch Library, San Francisco - A Library Book
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A Library Book

At Mission Bay Branch Library, there is a suspended illuminated book sculpture that engages visitors in the building. TItled A Library Book, this 45 x 5 x 4 feet artwork reveals quotes about reading and texts from a variety of ancient and contemporary cultures. It was created by Vince Koloski who believes that light is the symbol of knowledge, enlightenment and goodness. It is also a singularly lovely medium.

Meet the Creator

I work with light because of its emotional and symbolic power. Light has a primal attraction to humans. It is a source of comfort, power, and beauty. It produces food, provides warmth and power and is a beacon of security in the night. It is a symbol of knowledge, enlightenment and goodness. It is also a singularly lovely medium.

Making books that use light to create the content marries the symbolic and the practical aspects of light. Light in its role as symbol of knowledge illuminating the symbols which transfer and preserve knowledge is a powerful melding of medium and meaning. The presence projected by a book-like object in which the words and images seem to float in space between the covers is one that appeals to human perception in a way which seems to bypass the rational entirely. This is an irony given that the book is the human invention most responsible for creating the information-based civilization we live in today.” - Vince Koloski

Available for commission/custom work