Diagonal Sonata / Asymmetrical Inversion


The Bas Relief Sculpture is located on the exterior east façade of library. A total of 11 custom precast panels frame the library entrance on either side, and on top. The shapes create an asymmetrical geometry. Toshio Sasaki’s intention with this project was to open a dialogue between our concepts of language and art, and to blend colors and poems within a geometrical framework. The sculptural poems and polysynthetic calligrams create a multiple intertextual correspondence and spin poems into diagonal patterns; in a sense, they play a "diagonal sonata."

Installed, 2007