Self-Help, Alexander Si, 2021

SELF-HELP

FOUND BOOKS, LITTLE FREE LIBRARY, WOOD, HARDWARE, SEEDLING, SOIL

24.5" W X 96.5" H X 12" D

2021 

SELF-HELP IS A PARTICIPATORY/INTERACTIVE SCULPTURE. FORMALLY, IT TAKES ITS SHAPE AS A WEATHERED FREE LITTLE LIBRARY, THE LENDING BOOKCASE WE SEE ON THE STREET WHERE FOLKS ARE FREE TO GIVE AWAY AND TAKE AWAY THEIR USED BOOKS, BUT STANDS TALLER (6 FEET) THAN USUAL.

 

THE BOOKCASE CONTAINS FOUR TITLES, SOPHIA AMORUSO’S “GIRLBOSS ”,“SERIOUSLY…I'M KIDDING” BY ELLEN DEGENERES, “NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL” BY LENA DUNHAM, AND “LEAN IN” BY SHERYL SANDBERG. ALL BOOKS ARE USED AND HAVE SIGNIFICANT WRITINGS AND NOTES BETWEEN THE PAGES. VISITORS ARE WELCOMED TO LEAF THROUGH THE BOOKS.

 

ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SCULPTURE, A GREEN SEEDLING IS GROWING FROM BENEATH THE WOODEN POST. THE POST IS FIRMLY STUCK TO THE FLOOR.

Self-Help, Alexander Si, 2021
Self-Help, Alexander Si, 2021
Self-Help, Alexander Si, 2021
Self-Help, Alexander Si, 2021
Self-Help, Alexander Si, 2021
Self-Help, Alexander Si, 2021
Self-Help, Alexander Si, 2021
Self-Help, Alexander Si, 2021
Self-Help, Alexander Si, 2021
Self-Help, Alexander Si, 2021
Self-Help, Alexander Si, 2021
Self-Help, Alexander Si, 2021
Self-Help, Alexander Si, 2021
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