Riparian Botanicals
East Bend Library, Children’s Area

materials: glass & steel
commissioned by: Art in Public Places, Bend, OR. 2012
consultants: Point 2 Structural Engineers
building architect: BLRB architects
client: Deschutes Public Library
photo credit: Troy Corliss

A wall sculpture by artist Troy Corliss of Truckee, CA is now installed at the East Bend Public Library in the children’s area. The colorful sculpture titled Riparian Botanicals is a composition of different plant shapes and structures that are interwoven into a botanical tapestry. Multi-colored glass leaf clusters are suspended away from the wall by forged steel frames and the various clusters of glass leaves reflect and transmit subtle patterns of color and light on the walls. Riparian Botanicals is inspired by Corliss’s desire to connect the outdoors with the indoor environment. Deschutes Public Library News 4/2012