Photo by Richard Nicol

Mandy Greer
The Magic Grove
2004

LOCATION
Central Library
1000 Fourth Avenue

FUNDING SOURCE
Libraries for All Bond 1% for Art


Mandy Greer created three wall-mounted sculptures for the Faye G. Allen Children's Center based on a series of folk tale themes found in the folklore section of the Central Library.

Inspired by a Persian folktale, The Magical Grove is a stylized canopy of hand-sewn branches--adorned with various shades of pink flowers--that appears to grow from a column next to the mirrored wall in the children's center. According to Greer, The Magical Grove symbolizes expansion of the "seed" of an idea.