Isabel Farnsworth

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Sharpening Device: stones of knowledge
Sharpening Device: stones of knowledge
resin, bronze, brass, wood, glass, motors
A public artwork commissioned by the Berea Public library in Berea, OH. It is a kinetic sculpture. The resin wheels turn in different directions slowly by means of a pulley and belt system, which is driven by two motors.

In creating this piece, I wanted to tap into Berea’s history and the function of the library as a place to acquire knowledge. (Berea produced grindstones)

What resulted was a metaphoric piece that brings together the symbol of the grindstone and patterned images that relate to various branches of knowledge: music, science, history, philosophy, art, literature, and religion.

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