We are thrilled to introduce local sculptor and native Evanstonian Victor Nelson as the latest artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. From now through the end of February, six of his stunning sculptures will be on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Branch including “Red Flags” (pictured). Inspired by his career in architecture and constructed of steel, concrete, and wood, his contemporary, abstract pieces explore “the positive and negative spaces created by structural objects and strive to make the viewer aware of how they change when seen from all sides.” You can preview Mr. Nelson’s work by visiting his website.
A phantom sculptor has been leaving beautiful paper sculptures in libraries and museums all over Edinburgh, Scotland — really amazing artworks created from books and paper. One sculpture of a gramophone and a coffin was sculpted from a copy of Ian Rankin’s book Exit Music. Another sculpture had a tag on it that read: “This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas”. Check out this NPR article for more info and pictures.