Project Overview

Rain Forest Treasures (The One That Got Away) – Children's Courtyard

Hunter’s tile mosaic characters create a space where children’s imaginations and the stories housed within the Central Library can come to life.

For the Children's Courtyard at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Nashville-based artist Sherri Warner Hunter created a colorful jungle of larger than life creatures.  Her rain forest of sculptures, titled The One That Got Away, includes two serpentine benches, a matta turtle, an anteater, and a tree frog, as well as a leaf-cutter ant frieze. Hunter's tile mosaic characters create a space where children's imaginations and the stories housed within the Central Library can come to life. 

 

about the artist

sherri warner hunter

Artist Sherri Warner Hunter is a resident of Bell Buckle, Tennessee where she continues to work in mosaics.  During her career as an artist, she has completed several public art commissions that are installed throughout the Mid-South. Her work often features colorful, large-scale mosaic figures, typically in the shape of animals.