Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Gift of Words

My painted mural "The Gift of Words" is permanently installed in the children's division of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library in downtown Washington, DC. The mural, 5' x 15' in size was based on an illustration I created for the book Destiny's Gift by Natasha Tarpley, that explores a young girl's love for words and the struggles of a small neighborhood bookstore.

I incorporated many book covers into the painting from books relating to Washington D.C., including children’s books by Washington Children’s Book Guild members Alice McGill, Mary Quattlebaum, Michelle Green and Wendy Old.

The mural, funded by the DC Public Library Foundation, is housed on
the second floor in the children’s division of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library at 9th and G St. N. W. Washington, D.C.