Book Bench - Knowledge Is Power. 2006. concept sketch, designed for the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Underhill, Vermont, in honor of Jesse Rawson. The committee chose Grounding Energy instead of this piece.
glass mosaic, handmade tile, metal lettering, recycled materials.
Edge of "front cover" are earth tone tiles with the youngest community members' hand prints in the style of gold embossed fleur-de-lis. Hand prints also make bird & heart tiles. Edges of the "pages" are handmade tiles. Some of the inspiration came from the Vermont state bird and seal, Freedom & Unity. The hermit thrush drawn perched on the edge of the bench is built into the sculptural bench.