In the fall of 2023, LAND studio collaborated with Haemee Han of Jaemee Studio to bring a public artwork to The City of Shaker Heights. The installation aims to celebrate the city's rich culture of reading and writing. Reader's Garden can be seen outside the Shaker Heights Public Library.

This project has been made possible by the generous support of Shaker residents, Judy and Bob Rawson.

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From the Artist

Reader’s Garden is a reading porch that turns the library inside out. This outdoor library replicates library functions beyond the walls, blurring the lines between community and civic institutions while providing a new venue for inspiration. Comprising vibrant "book modules" of varying sizes, each painted in diverse colors, these modules function as seating for the community and poetry recital platforms for the readers.

The texts on the book modules display the book titles and names of authors from Shaker Heights and Cleveland region, inspiring visitors to explore stories. The text of books can be repainted, allowing the community to make decisions and change which books to display through curating at specific time frames.

Special thanks to Mike Sobeck for assisting in production.

Jaemee Studio

Meet the Designer

Jaemee Studio

My inspiration often comes from ordinary objects in the site’s social and cultural context or the image of its landscape. With these objects, I am interested in creating a novel but familiar form of art by exercising the use of unusual arrange...

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RustBelt Cleveland

Meet the Fabricator

RustBelt Cleveland

Our focus is the betterment of the community through art and creative solutions. We create our own art, as well as produce and/or install other artists’ work. We help individuals, communities, organizations, and companies, big and small, meet ...

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