New Artwork at Mann
A new piece of art is gracing the study space in Mann Library. “Eternity’s Sunrise” is a brushed aluminum mobile created by Ithaca artist Werner Sun in memory of Nan Hyland, a librarian at Mann Library whose dedicated service to education and scholarship at Cornell touched the work and lives of many in the Cornell community and beyond. While installing the mobile just before the start of the Spring 2013 semester, artist Sun noted that inspiration for this gently dynamic, softly twirling sculptural piece came from poetry by William Blake that was among Nan’s favorite. Support for the new artwork came from friends, family and colleagues of Nan, who remember Nan’s hard work and her love of music and art in all its forms with fondness and admiration. The mobile is on permanent display in the Manelski Reading Room on Mann’s 2nd floor, between the Deans Room and the Mann Gallery.
For a view of the mobile sculpture in motion, please see the video clip on our multimedia page.