Bookmarks for the Big Reader

Roger Goldeberg’s sculpture Bookmarks for the Big Reader is a kinetic meditation piece designed as an amalgam of metaphors: Tibetan prayer flags, symbolic mandalas, and the rising Phoenix. Bookmarks for the Big Reader is a site-specific sculpture that whirls its colorful “bookmarks” in celebration of Portrmouth NH’s new public library.The sculpture inspires contemplation and invites one to sit, read, rest and be renewed. The arc of the flags recalls a mandala, a design symbolic of the universe and in some cultures, an aid to meditation. The sculpture as whole is peacock-like, a metaphor for the phoenix, a splendor risen from ashes, a transformation, which I use as an emblem of idealism or hope. In total my piece encourages intellectual flight through ideas.


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