Liz Mares - Totem Sculpture by The Library Project

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Liz Mares - Totem

The Library Project

United States


Size: 12 W x 48 H x 12 in

This artwork is not for sale.
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Art Description

Sculpture: Paint, Wood on Wood.

Inspiration for the Library Box:
I worked in libraries several times in my life and I always found them to be a very powerful and mysterious atmosphere. The people that visited and worked all seemed to be of a different kind of tribe and there was respect for the space that just came naturally. Today, I find libraries (and even books) to be of a declining breed, so that is why I designed my box as a kind of totem pole. Totems, to me, have always been about preservation; preserving heritage, culture and unity, so I wanted to create a box totem that signified strength to keep them alive.

Favorite book from childhood:
I had two favorite books – Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle