Candace Hicks

Infinite Library (after Borges)

Candace Hicks

Infinite Library (after Borges)

Date

2022

Edition Size

unique

Media

Wood

Dimensions

16 × 14.5 × 11 in

Location

Nacogdoches, TX

$ 3,800.00

1 in stock


The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges begins, ‘The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite, perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries,’ and it is the only reality known to our narrator, the Librarian. Borges’ short story prompts us to consider the nature of reality, especially as it pertains to the search of knowledge and understanding. The notion that an infinite library embodies the universe inspires this self-reflecting, all-white version. Built in economical miniature, the model illustrates the inward expansion of space while evoking vast government archives and surveillance.” — artist Candace Hicks

Wood, 2-way mirrors, and LED lights.