the moving finger writes... library foyer glazing
(Design, Public Art)


'the moving finger writes and having writ moves on'

The Rubaiyat: Omar Khayyam


the moving finger writes... library foyer glazing, public art, site-responsive, InSites, architectural glass, photographic, image text, design, language, braille, BSL


the University of Withywood

image production

Bedminster Library

Mac Dunlop



Creative Commons License


design concept:

To create a welcoming space
To maintain translucency and light
To be inclusive of different languages
To be inclusive of ?script? and communication technologies:
eg. mobile phone / typewriter
To evoke a sense of wonder / contemplation
re. the significance of words and language

Community Languages:
Finding text in one?s own first language is a welcoming experience for people using the library, in recognition of users that come from many ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Classic texts:
The inclusion of Classic texts, in English, Braille and the original language in which they were written; results in a designed ?visual and poetic collage? that is both educational
and pertinent to the function of the space.

The interior and exterior surfaces of the glazing are utilised for layered digital image transparencies combined with vinyl etch. This creates a translucent surface which changes in relation to viewpoint and available light, preferable to flat 2D imaging.



interfaces of location and memory