In The Realm of the Golden

Submitted by Jeff Petersen

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Client: Palo Alto Children's Library

Location: Palo Alto, CA, United States

Completion date: 2007

Artwork budget: $12,000

Project Team

Public Art Agent

Debra Jacobs

Palo Alto Art Commission

Architect

Cathleen Malmstrom, AIA

Architectural Resources Group

Overview

For the mural at the Palo Alto Children's Library I proposed an image paying tribute to the book in a childlike visual style utilizing acrylic paint and old book covers. Using book parts as tiles, I incorporated them into the image by gluing them into areas appropriately related to color, texture and subject of the mural. This was to create a visual pattern but also add a tactile element to the piece.
13’ x 18’, 8’ x 9’ and 8’ x 9’ Acrylic and hard-bound book parts.