the moving finger writes... library foyer glazing
(Design, Public Art)


'the moving finger writes and having writ moves on'

The Rubaiyat: Omar Khayyam


the moving finger writes... library foyer glazing, public art, site-responsive, InSites, architectural glass, photographic, image text, design, language, braille, BSL


the University of Withywood

image production

Bedminster Library

Mac Dunlop



Creative Commons License


site-specific glazing for Bedminster Library, Bristol. UK
artists: Annie Lovejoy & Mac Dunlop (InSites Design)

A series of glazed panels for the library foyer, developed in association with staff and users.

The moving finger writes and having writ moves on..
excerpt from The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam

...following initial 'concept' discussions with Malcolm Weeks, (Assistant Community Service Manager) this phrase was chosen as the leading text for the work. It is translated into Braille & also features in English and the original language in which it
was written - Persian.

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,

Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit

Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,

Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.


for further information see PDF(s) :

Bedminster Library

 Bedminster Library (1.4MB)


 Foyer glazing project details


interfaces of location and memory