This incredible book installation entitled John Henry by artist David Adey is currently on display at the La Jolla Athenaeum Music and Arts Library. Composed of books, sawhorses, steel and cable, this breathtaking archway of books was created specifically for this space. I think it is both elegant and witty. Not to be missed is a video of the installation set on fast forward through the mind-boggling process of suspending the books in mid-air!
Photos copyright of Ingrid Mida, 2010
David Adey lives and works in San Diego. He was nominated for the 2009 San Diego Art Prize and is represented by Luis de Jesus Gallery in LA. On April 3, 2010, visitors to the library are invited to watch the take-down of this awe-inspiring installation, which will be re-installed at the Luis de Jesus Gallery in LA for April 9th - May 15, 2010.
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La Jolla, CA 92037