02/26/2004: "Photos of the library where I work, University of Alaska Southeast"
It has been sunny and cold the last couple of days. Here are some photos I took at the library where I work. It's called the William A. Egan Library and it's an academic library for the University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau.
This is the parking lot in front of the library. From here you can see a beautiful mountain range and the Mendenhall Glacier. I took this photo too far to the left to get the glacier in frame. The campus also runs along Auke Lake.
This is a terrible photo of Spike's Cafe, a very hip coffee bar located in the entrance to the library.
This is inside the library on the second floor looking down to the ground level. The entrance to the library is on the second floor.
These are the stairs going up to the third floor of the library. Those of you who have watched my streamed Kite Club movie will recognize this staircase from the movie.
The third floor of the library is an atrium, so from the second floor there is a vaulted ceiling with amazing sky lights.
Dispersed throughout the whole library is a collection of Tlingit art such as this carving on the second floor. We have a brochure that's a tour of all the art in the building.
This is one of my favorite reading nooks.
The trees outside the library are gigantic. Juneau is in a deciduous rain forest so the trees get absolutely huge. It's a little hard to tell the scale from this photo.
This is a little clearing outside the front door of the library where I took all my photos of muskeg. with a much better camera. I used my little Blink II spy cam for the photos in this blog entry.
Basically I work in an incredibly beautiful building in an unbelievably gorgeous town. I get a lot of inspiration for my paintings from the scenery around town. Although I'm a figurative painter, I notice that more and more landscape elements are entering my paintings. The work for my upcoming show includes a lot of local plant life as well.
I hope you enjoyed these photos! Let me know what you think or drop me a line about where you work or how the place where you live enfluences your art.