Dig this – a worm is reading a book in Edmonds

Apr 20, 2018
Photo by: Brian Soergel Bookworms can always be found inside the Edmonds Library. Now at least one can be found outside.

The city of Edmonds recently replaced five flower-basket poles designed to have artwork permanently installed on top.

The idea is that the art adds an element of visual interest, even when the flowers are packed up and discarded during the colder months. These flower basket poles are available for commemoration, with a plaque installed at eye level on the side of the pole.

The newest commemoration plaque and artwork is at the entrance to the Edmonds Library and, appropriately, the Friends of the Edmonds Library donated the commemoration reading “In Celebration of the Edmonds Library.”

The Friends reserved this spot in 2016, waiting until the city was able to install new poles this winter to see the final product.

The artwork is called “Bookworm,” and you can see why – it’s a totally relaxed worm reading, um, a book.

The piece was donated by a recycled metals artist who formerly worked for the city, and who, in that role, assisted over the years with many public art installations. The bookworm is constructed of recycled metals with painted elements.

Students at Richard Gordon Elementary School in Kingston assisted with the project by painting the pages of the book.

 

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