Atlanta, the City in a Forest, is a place of deep roots and rich history.
As a gathering place for knowledge, this library serves as its heart – its modern Tree of Science – drawing in its community and branching out to others.
Tree of Light is a poem of light expressing interconnected ideas of our appreciation of trees. A sculpture made of text inscribed mirror discs arranged like the leaves on a tree while referencing Marcel Breuer’s original quartet of skylights: four circles of light, poised in the corners of a square.
The words engraved on the discs are a product of the community, collected through a process of word play and arranged by Atlanta based poet Valerie Respress.
*The Tree of Science, written in 1295 by mystic and philosopher Ramon Llull, was an early version of an encyclopedia format aimed to inform the general public.
- The Fulton County Public Art Collection
- Central Library - One Margaret Mitchell Sq Atlanta
- Project Architect
- Linda Just
- Valerie Respress
- Fabrication and Installation
- The Chicago Flyhouse
- Tom Meyer