Objects of Art: Jerome Kirk Sculpture
Location: Lobby, Building 38
Artist: Jerome Kirk
Designed by West coast sculptor Jerome Kirk, this aluminum kinetic piece was commissioned and presented to the Library by former Director Dr. Martin M. Cummings and former Special Assistant for International Programs, Dr. Mary E. Corning on the occasion of the Bicentennial of U.S. Medicine (1976).
The sculpture's curved elements are finely balanced to move in varying, pendular ways with changing air currents, creating "infinite patterns." The choice of a dynamic design reflects the moving spirit of medicine, and more particularly that of biomedical communications.