A Bottomless Vortex of Books

This has to be my favorite sculpture of all time. It’s called Idiom and is by Slovakian artist Matej Kren. I’m standing beside it in the entrance to the Prague Municipal Library. We visited the city at Christmas in 2010.

I’ve always loved to read and this art piece reminded me of all the wonderful books I’ve gotten lost in over the years. Here I am at age ten enjoying a novel. Kren uses stacks of books and mirrors to create the illusion of an endless, bottomless vortex of books. Wouldn’t it be heavenly if a person actually had time to read all those books?I’ve been wondering what my own personal Idiom sculpture might look like if I created one with all my favorite books, or perhaps one with all the books I have read and all the books I still hope to read.  

Other posts about art made from unusual things……….

 Ai Wei Wei- Giving the Finger To His Home and Native Land

100,000 Nails- A Musical Mural

On A Carousel

The Heidelberg Project

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