Mollie’s Garden, Ed Carpenter’s interior library sculpture is a wood, steel, and glass installation in the entry of the Forest Grove, Oregon, library. / image 1
Mollie’s Garden, Ed Carpenter’s interior library sculpture is a wood, steel, and glass installation in the entry of the Forest Grove, Oregon, library. / image 2
Mollie’s Garden, Ed Carpenter’s interior library sculpture dichroic panels colorfully play with the light both day and night. / image 3
Colorful details of Ed Carpenter’s interior library sculpture in Forest Grove, Oregon. / image 4
Color plays off of the wall in Ed Carpenter’s interior library sculpture in Forest Grove, Oregon / image 5
Overall view of Ed Carpenter’s interior library sculpture in Forest Grove, Oregon, dichroic glass, stainless steel and cables. / image 6
Working closely with Carpenter and following his designs, Greg Kriebel and Eric Canon embellished the four wooden columns and created light sconces under the skylight, bringing their own craftsmanship and special material sensitivities to Mollie’s Garden. / image 7
Working closely with Carpenter and following his designs, Greg Kriebel and Eric Canon embellished the four wooden columns and created light sconces under the skylight, bringing their own craftsmanship and special material sensitivities to Mollie’s Garden. / image 8

“Mollie’s Garden”

“Mollie’s Garden” is a sculptural wood, steel, and glass installation in the entry of the Forest Grove, Oregon, Library.  Installed on four columns supporting the library’s main skylight, the sculpture rises toward the light in a gesture suggesting an enormous phototropic botanical specimen—fitting imagery in a building devoted to the light of knowledge. This project was in the works for many years and involved donations from three artists as well as scores of local citizens and businesses.

Mollie Starbuck, avid gardener and Ed Carpenter’s mother, spent several years as a volunteer at the Forest Grove City Library. When she died in 1998, the library received many donations in her memory.  At the request of the Library Director, Colleen Winters, Ed collaborated with FFA Architects to configure the space to receive this installation.

Working closely with Carpenter and following his designs, Greg Kriebel and Eric Canon embellished the four wooden columns and created light sconces under the skylight, bringing their own craftsmanship and special material sensitivities to “Mollie’s Garden.”

“Mollie’s Garden”

Client: Forest Grove, Oregon, Library

Forest Grove Library

Forest Grove, Oregon

Date: August 2014

Dimensions: 32’ x 24’ x 24’

Materials: Laminated glass, steel, hardwood, stainless steel cables and hardware, lighting


Descriptors: Sculpture, site specific sculpture, interior sculpture, architectural sculpture, architectural art, public art, commissioned art, glass art, art glass, architectural art glass, laminated glass art, cable art, art lighting, illuminated art, illuminated sculpture, skylight sculpture, entry sculpture

Contact

Ed Carpenter Studio
1812 NW 24th Avenue
Portland, Oregon USA 97210


Tel: 503 224 6729
Fax: 503 241 3142
Email: