Coon Valley Elementary School wanted me to paint an over-sized bookshelf in their library, including many classic books with characters that come to life. I used trompe l’oeil techniques to break away part of the wall behind the books so characters would really stand out. Black Beauty peeks in, Puss in Boots is reading a book, and Mowgli is climbing a vine that is growing out of The Jungle Book. The Principal hoped I could incorporate the letters “LMC” somewhere since it is technically the Library Media Center, and most of the students had a difficult time remembering that. Therefore, I painted these large books in the shapes of the letters LMC.