This viral art installation illustrates the power of a book

Even the seemingly smallest thing can make a massive impact and one artist is showing us how with an art installation that’s going viral on social media.

Mexican artist Jorge Mendez Blake is the creator of an art installation that is simple in theory, but is speaking volumes to thousands of people all over the world. The installation features a seemingly normal brick wall, until you look a little closer and notice a hill in the middle. The reason? A sole Spanish edition of El Castillo by Franz Kafka is at the base of the wall.

Early last month, Spanish Facebook page El Club de los Libros Perdidos (The Club Of The Lost Books) shared a picture of the installation, and later that month, another Facebook user shared one as well. Ever since, the art installation has been going viral. (Although the work is being called “The impact of a book,” this isn’t the official name.)

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