Vincennes, Indiana: Big Pencil

Created by local artist Fernando Lozano in July 2020, "Discovery Pencil" is made of real wood, and has buried its point into an anchoring, flat concrete map of the globe, roughly in the Amazon rainforest.

Knox County Public Library

Address:
502 N. 7th St., Vincennes, IN
Directions:
Knox County Public Library. East of downtown, on the west side of Hart St., between N. 6th and N. 7th Sts.
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Giant Pencil.

Giant Pencil

There's a giant pencil outside of the Knox County Public Library. Parking is available right next to it.

[Stephen Francia, 04/18/2022]

Created by local artist Fernando Lozano in July 2020. The pencil in "Discovery Pencil" is made of real wood, and there's no significance to it impaling Venezuela. Perhaps an unintended symbol of carbon reclamation? At the unveiling, Lozano said that he just wanted to give his hometown a piece of fun public art, and convey that at a library "the world is at your feet."


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