I had the fantastic opportunity to work on this little library that resides at the Delhi Center. I began this project by coming with four different concepts.

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Taking the idea of a book house literally, two of the designs incorporated making a house built out of books. The last two designs took the idea of reading as a form of growth and exploration.

After receiving feedback with the designs, the first design was chosen and I began the process of painting.

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I used public domain books and their early book cover spine designs as a basis for all the different spines. If there was no design that I could find, I created my own design based on the ideas of the book. The book titles were in English and Spanish to target the hispanic community the Delhi Center serves.

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The windows and roof are made out of books as well! The roof was left empty because it was wanted for a space for donors and contributors which would be added later.

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Finally it was installed! And now it’s full of books that anyone can add to or take from. My love of books and painting made this a really fun project that I was happy to do.