In the middle of the internal court at Mount Holyoke College’s Williston Memorial Library is an elegant stone structure, a wellhead from the 16th century. It has a Latin inscription on it that reads: “Free water for all those who thirst.” Rie Hachiyanagi’s “Inspirare” rises from the hexagonal well head in a cylindrical column of translucent, mysteriously textured sheets of handmade paper. It took eight months to make and five days for Hachiyanagi and a team of assistants to install.
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