The star sculpture, which is located in front of the south wing of the library was installed on November 20, 2010. The sculpture was created by Michigan artist Johnny Blue and was paid for with private funds from various art fundraisers and donations.
The sculpture features three stars shooting up out of the ground. The stars vary in size from 12 feet to 14 feet in length. They are made from stainless steel that was cut, formed and welded together. It was delivered to the library by the artist on a flat bed truck and lifted in to place by a crane. Three foot deep holes were dug for the three steel posts. The holes for the posts were filled with dirt and concrete and then the sculpture was bolted into place. The whole installation process took nearly two hours.
About the Artist: Johnny Blue
Specializing in art composed of both scrap metal and stainless steel, Johnny Blue, a native of West Michigan, has achieved national recognition for his unique and creative work in metal. From petite and delicate to massive and dynamic, Johnny’s sculptures have been shipped to the East and West coasts and around the world. In addition to being featured twice on the cover of “Midcoast Imagery”, his creations have been seen in such publications as “Better Homes and Gardens”, “Architectural Digest”, “Lux”, “American Style” and “Chicago Magazine”.
Johnny’s work dots the globe in the private collections of corporations, US Senators, movie stars, rock stars, and gracing the lobbies and lawns of city parks, law firms, recording studios, universities, hospitals, and performing arts centers.