Writing on trees

Random words carved into oak wood pillars in a library? Is it vandalism or an innovative form of public art?

From the Series

Visual artist Gordon Young has created an oak forest of "Typographic Trees" for the Crawley Library in the UK. He worked with typographers Why Not Associates to design the columns that were installed throughout the library.

Library users were asked about their favourite books, places and memories. The musings were used as the content written on the trees.

There are 14 solid oak columns in the library, which function as floor-to-ceiling supporting pillars. Each column represents a different theme, from gothic to romantic, and were placed at strategic locations in the library.