This piece was commissioned by a friend who wanted it accompany her essay in an Word + Art exhibit. She had traveled to her home town in Salamanca, New York, to visit the places she loved, only to find that her cherished library was derelict - all the books were housed in a K-mart. I chose to depict her library in a dreamy watercolor style, imagining it as vibrant and powerful.
16 x 12
Do you love to read? A good evening is spent with your favorite fictional heroes? Then you likely love libraries too. Whether the building is venerable, with fireplaces and card catalogs, or sleek and tech savvy, you know that the library welcomes you.