LAND Studio and Cleveland Institute of Art graduate Mark Reigelman has created the "Reading Nest" outside the Cleveland Public Library. According to LAND, the nest "symbolizes growth, community, and knowledge," and is "inspired by mythical objects." The installation uses wooden building materials locally sourced from various industrial and manufacturing locations, emphasizing community both within the area and in the neighboring Cleveland Public Library. The overall choice of material represents a connection to nature, where our roots lie.
Though some of the pieces of wood were used the way they were found, many panels were painted in hues of gold, referencing the mythical Griffin—a creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion—that stands at the entrance of the library. While the nest itself does not contain anything inside, its entrance is inviting to anyone who wants to be embraced within an atmosphere celebrating wisdom.