Ghost Writer 1994 cast metal/stainless cable 36'h 8'w 10'd
Site: Evanston Public Library, Evanston, Illinois
Commissioned by the Evanston Arts Council
Architect: Joseph Powell & Associates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
On a formal level, "Ghost Writer" can be seen as a three-dimensional Pointillist structure. Conceptually, the artwork is a "portrait" of imagination and learning, a metaphor for the creative process.
Over 3,000 varied cast metal forms are precisely located on 900 descending cables. Each element is a sculpture in itself; en masse they articulate a large head within an abstracted spiral form.
The head is comprised of 1,500 silver letters, some of which align to spell out words.