Wary Meyers' The Basement Stacks is Inspired by a Replaced Library

 - Jul 29, 2011
References: warymeyers & neatorama
To me, The Basement Stacks art installation represents the desperation books of every kind are feeling. Technology is changing the name of the game significantly and books are definitely getting the short end of the stick. By literally busting through walls, The Basement Stacks installation demonstrates that books are not going to give up without a fight.

Created by artist Wary Meyers for the VIA Advertising Agency, The Basement Stacks art installation pays tribute to "the fact that the building now utilized by VIA used to be home to the Portland Public Library," as reported by Neatorama. It is nice to see that even though institutions that were once devoted to the printed word are slowly diminishing, people still carry a love for them. So much so that they are even allowing books to make a statement.