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Utilizing 10,000 reclaimed boards, New York-based mostly artist Mark Reigelman designed a website particular set up outdoors of the Cleveland Public Library. The Studying Nest was an enormous enterprise that was impressed by age-previous objects which are typically related to information and knowledge. The nest-like construction sits 35 ft extensive and 12 ft excessive and permits guests to work together with it and luxuriate in it whereas it’s there.
Timber are sometimes related to enlightenment and owls are recognized for being scholarly inside the historical past of mythological objects. Then there’s the nest, which symbolizes progress and group. It appears solely good to create a nest out of discarded wooden, proper?
A primary picket construction was made out of 2x4s and strengthened with 200 ft of metal cable. On prime of that, 10,000 items of pallet board have been added and held in place by roughly forty,000 nails. The set up took a group of 5 males 10 full days to finish.
four,000 of the boards have been left uncooked and weathered and 6,000 have been painted with gold exterior paint. The surface of the nest combines them each whereas the inside is roofed within the golden boards.
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Pictures by Mark Reigelman and Bob Perkoski.