The Dream Ship: Beacon Hill Discovery
Miles Pepper's kinetic boat sculpture rises above the building like a large weathervane pointing into the breeze. The highly engineered sculpture captures Beacon Hill's wind patterns and slowly changes form as it opens and closes with the wind. The fabricated metal boat symbolizes the spirit of adventure Pepper feels when entering a library.
Ravens' Bill Downspouts
Pepper also designed rain scuppers for the west side of the building in his first project using the force of falling water. The rain scuppers collect rainwater from the lower roof of the branch. When they're full, they dramatically release the water into landscaped areas below.
Eleven Beacon Hill-area writers and poets were selected to have their work installed at the branch.
Writing submissions were sought in two categories: poetry, short prose and short fiction, and haikus about each of the four seasons.
Stephanie Cerezo, Kathleen Craig, Xiu Vinh Mao, Craig Thompson
Prose and fiction writers:
Anna Balint, David Bowen, Elaine Iwano, Ted Iwata, Janice Kennedy, Claudia Mauro, Shira Richman