Storytelling Throne

Title:  Storytelling Throne

Site:  Uptown Library
929 W. Buena Avenue, Chicago

Artist:  Phil Schuster

Assistant: Mario Diego Torres

Sponsors:  Chicago Public Art Group and the Chicago Public Library

Year: 1998

Scale:  7 x 4 x 4 feet

Materials:  Polychrome concrete, silver quartz, Canadian mica, concrete paint and acrylic

Information:  Located in the “secret garden” courtyard of the Uptown Branch of the Chicago Public Library, this sculptured seat was designed as a place for librarians to read stories to children. Constructed out of cement tree-branch forms interwoven with cast concrete bean leaves, the fairy tale-like throne also incorporates silver quartz and Canadian mica. This work was created as part of the Blue Skies for Library Kids program.