I had the wonderful opportunity to get creative and design a little free library. These offer books to select from to read and are placed in neighborhoods. For more information visit www.swhd.org
Growing up my parents constantly expressed the importance of education. Both my parent did not have the privilege to attend school. This was my inspiration for this piece.
I wanted to create something that was like a children's book story. My choice to approach this was to utilize a hot tool to burn the wood. This achieved a dark brown illustration of worms feeding on the books laying near roots of a tree and going into the cycle of metamorphosis dangling on the branches.
I decided to create a mosaic for the roof. This would allow me to use my background with bead-work designs. It's also a plus for extra protection with outdoor use of the library.
Since protection was on my mind, my next choice was to cut out a stencil of a buttery using window tint to place on the window.
This library along with others is up for auction. You can find more information at this link swhd.org/artist