Last week, while on my search for pizza, I found another
of The Public Collection installations.
This one, called Topiary, is by sculptor Eric Nordgulen.
He intends it as a natural outgrowth of the
surrounding garden space, one that shows reading
"as another form of growth."
The tubular steel sculpture is located just off
Washington Street at Virginia Avenue.
These installations, meant to promote literacy and the arts,
hope to provide books to people who may have
difficulty gaining access to reading matter.
Research has found that, while middle class households
can average thirteen books per person, folks
in less well-off households have, on average,