Last week I made a visit to the Pleasanton library to pick up a few books that were on my reading list. I always enjoy walking up to the library from the parking lot and seeing two sculptures by Dennis Smith that are in the courtyard area.
This first one is titled “Girl Reading.” It reminds me of many days when I was young where I would go outside and read a book while lying in the grass or on the sidewalk.
The second one is titled “Once Upon a Time.” It also reminds me of my big sister reading to me, or me reading to my younger siblings.
What great sculptures to have in front of a library and for kids to see as they go in to pick out books to read. I can imagine kids stopping to sit on the ledges and read along with the sculptures. I usually visit the Pleasanton library at times when children are in school, so don’t really know if this happens or not 🙂 I usually only go there when they have a book that is not available at my two primary libraries.
Dennis Smith is a sculptor from Utah and has created many works for public projects. He has a website that highlights some of his work: The Art of Dennis Smith. In the Works in Progress section he has another work that is similar to the ones above that is called “Together Reading.”
I hope you enjoyed this brief Wednesday post.