Christian Moeller: “Fish” at New Central Library, Calgary.

 

“Fish” by Christian Moeller, commissioned by CMLC for the New Central Library, Calgary.
Aluminum, dye, linen, cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 10’ h x 45’ w
The artwork appears as a recessed bookshelf, holding a total of 10,260 books in 12 different colours. From close-up the spines of the books read as an abstract composition of coloured shapes, and from a distance, they materialize into a carefully framed portrait of a goldfish.

 


New Central Library, Calgary.

 


“Fish”, 10,260 books on a recessed bookshelf.                                  Photography by Gerard Yunker

 


Detail of “Fish”, 10,260 books on a recessed bookshelf.                Photography by Gerard Yunker