Reading Sculptures II

This week I made a stop at the Livermore outlets so that my Japanese students could buy gifts for their wives. While there I discovered a beautiful sculpture.

Taking Flight, Set Vandable, Reading Sculpture, Livermore OutletsThe sculpture is titled Taking Flight and is by Seth Vandable who is an artist from Texas.

Taking Flight, Set Vandable, Reading Sculpture, Livermore OutletsThe sculpture is about the love of reading and where reading can take you. I of course identify with the little boy in the sculpture, but also with the little girl who is Taking Flight with her imagination while reading.

Taking Flight, Set Vandable, Reading Sculpture, Livermore OutletsI need to go back when I have more time and take more pictures of the sculpture. I especially want to find out the titles of the books. One of them is Call of the Wild to honor Jack London who at one time was a resident of Livermore.

Taking Flight, Set Vandable, Reading Sculpture, Livermore OutletsI also want to get some closeups of the figures as the artist really captures the expressions of the readers.

Taking Flight, Set Vandable, Reading Sculpture, Livermore OutletsHere you can see the face of the little girl. She looks so happy as her imagination takes flight.

I need to search out more reading sculptures. I know there are more in the area, I just need to hunt them down. I have already written a post about the sculptures at the Pleasanton Library. See: Reading Sculptures

Now to do some reading before bed 🙂

Steven

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