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I created a vast collection of works in various sizes and materials throughout the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Working … Read More
I created a vast collection of works in various sizes and materials throughout the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Working closely with Architecture Is Fun & Nagle Hartray, we developed works that incorporated into the overall design and architecture of the library. Read Less
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This was an incredible opportunity to create works throughout the children's and young adult area. Each piece was treated individually, resulting from famous quotes chosen by the librarians. The works varied from CNC Routed plastic & wood from Michigan, fabric panels hand embroidered in New York, metal drapes hand assembled in Canada, printed fabric from Michigan, or custom pieces hand cut in my studio in Chicago.

Many of the panels were embroidered, a keen example of this is "You must do something to make the world more beautiful" located in the Creativity Park. Some of the panels were custom printed fabric, as seen with "Imagine" translated into multiple languages to set the tone of inspiration in the Welcome Park. Among the printed fabric panels, a special project was included as a powerful dedication in honor of a young boy, Jack Noble. I used the stars in the sky to spell out the phrase "I love you right up to the moon and back".

A select group of piece were cut out of wood and plastic. The phrase "I like adventures, and I'm going to find one" in the story park accentuates the wonderful story telling area. The Vortex sign was made of cast off pieces from my studio. The piece is left raw and unfinished, matching with the urban feel of the skateboards in the Teen Area. I used the japanese translation of "Vortex" to create the line elements. Also in the teen area, I was asked to come up with a phrase to be grandly displayed as a massive chain drape covering the windows. I immediately fell back on one of my life principles: "Think Epic."
Various photos © Doug Snower Photography