235 College Street (Fletcher Free Library)
1981, corten steel
Kiss #2 was installed during the construction of the Fletcher Free Library’s addition. The architect thought that it suggested a “hinge” between the new addition and the existing library and offered Kate Pond her first public art commission in Burlington. Dedicated to Helen Robins, former trustee of the library, the piece was sponsored by McAuliffes Paper Company and built with donations of steel from Edgecomb Steel, Vermont Structural Steel and Hazelett Strip Casting Company.
Kiss #2 is one of a series of sculptures comprised of shapes that nest together. Together is a sister piece that can be seen at Kate Pond’s studio at S.T. Griswold Company.
Photo by Michael Weizenegger