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Sculpture to be installed outside Brighton branch library

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  February 20, 2014 02:11 PM

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A new sculpture will soon be installed outside the Brighton branch of the Boston Public Library.

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The artwork called “Wings of the Imagination” by Richard G. Duca will be comprised of three large winged chairs facing each other, making it interactive, according to an announcement about the plan.

“People are invited to sit down and relax, to read books, converse, or to simply contemplate,” the announcement said. “The sculptures are grouped together around a granite walkway that is engraved for posterity with grand ideas and concepts carried down from antiquity by librarians, generating curiosity and stimulating minds.”

The sculpture will sit outside the library’s Academy Hill entrance.

“The nature of the design will bring people together, facing each other and the big ideas, conceptions, impressions, hypotheses and theories of the ages,” the announcement added. “Overlooking the entrance to Brighton Center, the sculpture will also serve educators as a gathering place on the lawn for engaging both children and adults.”

The project is being funded by the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund, the Henderson Foundation Fund, the Patricia Gordon Estate and the Friends of the Brighton Branch Library.

The effort is being led collaboratively by the Friends of the Brighton Branch Library, the Boston Public Library and the Boston Art Commission.

Once the sculpture is installed, officials will announce a date for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at matthew.rocheleau@globe.com.
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