Reading Sculptures

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.

Girl Reading - Bronze Sculpture - Dennis Smith - Pleasanton, California - Library - Reading

“Girl Reading” by Dennis Smith

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.

Once Upon a Time - Bronze Sculpture - Dennis Smith - Pleasanton, California - Library - Reading

“Once Upon a Time” by Dennis Smith

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 πŸ™‚ 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.


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7 Responses to Reading Sculptures

  1. Oh, I love these as well. They remind me of what I bookworm I was when that was my top priority. πŸ™‚

  2. aww… these are lovely! πŸ™‚

  3. Boomdeeadda says:

    So lovely! Julia at ‘defeat despair’ and I just had a long conversation about libraries. Your’s are so much nicer in America, BRAVO for your city councils to see the importance of them.

  4. Glenda McDougal says:

    Love the sculptures!! Thanks for sharing!

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