Library

Watercolor by Joanne C. Wasserman

Watercolor by Joanne C. Wasserman

Detail of the watercolor painting by Joanne C. Wasserman

Detail of the watercolor painting by Joanne C. Wasserman

 

 

 

Library was composed from the vantage point of libraries being repositories of knowledge that are situated in our own communities throughout the United States of America. Excepting the obvious Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, in Washington, DC, I have depicted imaginary settings where the reading domains are shown to be wonder-filled places of safe haven for enquiring minds. These havens are a reflection upon various early library abodes that were transitioned into modernity yet carry on as treasured reading spaces. They enliven one’s spirit toward discovery and contribute delight in the pursuit of learning about whatever is of interest to him or her.

The original painting is made using watercolor and is a modern illumination of the letter L. It measures 41 x 50 inches, framed. Library is a part of Change Agents of American Culture, an alphabet series about creating and inventing in American live generally from the last third of the nineteenth century through the close of the twentieth century.

Joanne Wasserman is a professional painting, drawing, and calligraphy artist and graphic designer. More of her works can be seen at www.wassermandesign.com

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