OOSI Sculpture

Reading a Garden

1998 / Maya Lin / Cleveland

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""Reading a Garden"" is an art installation consisting of several components. At the center is an L-shaped black granite fountain. Parts of an abstract language poem, composed by Tan Lin, are incorporated into the fountain by stainless steel letters. Paving areas adjacent to the fountain, including a meandering pathway and stairs, are engraved with the other parts of the abstract poem. The installation includes two beds of gravel with trees at the center. One bed has a flat bronze plaque, with raised letters, to one end. The other includes a bronze ring, with engraved letters, around a tree. A cast concrete bench and coffee table, with raised stainless steel letters, completes the installation. The installation is completely handicapped accessible.

Location: Eastman Reading Garden, 325 Superior Ave.

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Maya Lin, “Reading a Garden,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed February 20, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/920.

Dublin Core

Title

Reading a Garden

Description

""Reading a Garden"" is an art installation consisting of several components. At the center is an L-shaped black granite fountain. Parts of an abstract language poem, composed by Tan Lin, are incorporated into the fountain by stainless steel letters. Paving areas adjacent to the fountain, including a meandering pathway and stairs, are engraved with the other parts of the abstract poem. The installation includes two beds of gravel with trees at the center. One bed has a flat bronze plaque, with raised letters, to one end. The other includes a bronze ring, with engraved letters, around a tree. A cast concrete bench and coffee table, with raised stainless steel letters, completes the installation. The installation is completely handicapped accessible.

Creator

Date

1998

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Eastman Reading Garden

Location Street

325 Superior Ave.

Installation Date

09/18/1998

Creation Date

09/18/1998