Child Reading on Pedestal

Child Reading on Pedestal
Child Reading on Pedestal
Child Reading on Pedestal detail
Child Reading on Pedestal
Child Reading on Pedestal detail
Child Reading on Pedestal detail
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17115
Building: 
Current Location: 
Children's Area
Floor: 
2nd
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1925-2018
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a bronze sculpture of a seated child reading on top of a wooden pedestal.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
11 inches
Width: 
13 inches
Height: 
15 inches
Description: 

This sculpture depicts a seated child presumably reading a small book. However, the way the child is seated-clumsily plopped down with bottom peaking out- suggests that the child may be exploring the book with the unkempt wonder of their own mind and not yet reading it. The sculpture reminds the viewer of this period of time in every person's life and perhaps further suggests how it extends as one grows older and is able to read the book, although still enjoying the wonders of imagination.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes