“Kaleidoscope” Library in Sarasota Florida. It consists of 21 four foot squares. The outer frame is polished stainless steel, the inner frame is patinated copper or brass and the center is exploded metal forming (Detonography). Nine squares are inside the building and nine are outside. The theme is everything you can find in a library to stimulate your mind. Some references are local and some universal. The outside nine squares, which form a large 12 feet by 12 feet square, have designs that bolder and simpler because it sits higher on the wall and is viewed from a distance. The inside 12 squares have more complex designs which are viewed up close.
The three squares that are above the front door of the entrance of the Library reflex the fact that the library is the first in a predominantly Afro-American neighborhood. The community wanted it to be welcoming to this part of the population. Therefore these three themes relate to the Afro American community. Jazz, An East African Tree of Life and the homage to the first black student to enter Little Rock Central High, Elizabeth Eckford. She is shown walking through a world of shattered glass. Florida % for Art Program 2005.