Gunn Memorial Library in Washington will present a screening of the documentary “The Cardboard Bernini: Ashes and Ashes, Mush to Mush” Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The film, produced by Olivia Stone, is about sculptor, woodcutter, illustrator and mixed-media artist James Grashow, who will be present for the program at the Wykeham Road library.

The award-winning documentary, examines the life and work of Grashow as he spends four years building a giant cardboard fountain, with the intention of putting it outside to dissolve.

Inspired by the baroque sculptor Bernini, and propelled by a crucial event documented in the film, Grashow is driven to experience the process of creation and loss by making an extraordinary artwork that will be destroyed in the end.

Grashow’s corrugated fountain premiered indoors on June 11, 2010 at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va., to great acclaim.

After shows in New York City and Pittsburgh, he finally installed the fountain outdoors at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield on April 1, 2012

A question and answer session with the artist will follow.

An exhibit of selected works from the Grashow’s portfolio will be on display at the Washington Art Association in Washington Depot Oct. 15 through 22, with a reception Oct. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m.

For more information and registration for the program, call 860-868-7586.