Guess where this art installation is going in downtown SP?

Can you keep a secret? Well, so can we.

click to enlarge Guess where this art installation is going in downtown SP?
Cathy Salustri

Local artist Jon Stine gave us a peek at his newest art installation — but he made us promise not to tell where it's going, not before the big reveal next month.

He did tell us this, though:

The installation consists of thousands of unwanted books. Being unwanted is a good thing in this instance, because to create this piece, he had to cut many of the books in half.

click to enlarge Walls of books! - Cathy Salustri
Cathy Salustri
Walls of books!

Here's a piece of the installation, which Stine will start installing on Apr. 10.

click to enlarge This art installation uses thousands of donated books from different sources — although no one who donated knew what they were donating for. - Cathy Salustri
Cathy Salustri
This art installation uses thousands of donated books from different sources — although no one who donated knew what they were donating for.

The installation also includes card catalogs Stine built for the installation.

click to enlarge And you didn't think anyone used card catalogs anymore... - Cathy Salustri
Cathy Salustri
And you didn't think anyone used card catalogs anymore...

So where is it? Well, it's not a grocery store, we can tell you that. And, sadly, it's not in any of our homes. He swore us to secrecy, but that doesn't mean you can't guess...


About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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