Now on view
In fall 2015 the Library joined together with the Boston youth arts organization Artists for Humanity, to create a public art piece on the theme of community outreach and partnership. The result is “Branch Out,” a tree-like installation designed and fabricated by teen artists in AFH’s 3D studio. It depicts a network of community-service and educational organizations the Library has collaborated with. In the structure, bird figures perched on branches—along with associated birdhouses—represent these organizations, flying out on purposeful and inspired missions to serve the local community and the world in a spirit of caring, embrace, connection, and growth.
Designers understood that the structure itself would need to “branch out” over time, to reflect future stages of partnership and caring. They built into it the capacity to include additional images, logos, and themes for new and existing partnering institutions.