The King of Libraries

Here is another composition with a mounded landmass rising to the top of a page. This scene shows the Geisel Library, a well-known landmark at the University of California at San Diego. It perches on a hilltop that showcases its incredible floors, angles, pitches, and slopes. Many people say the library looks like a spaceship coming in for a landing; others say it resembles a cluster of butterflies or hands holding books.

While I can see these illusions, I mostly notice that the library resembles a regal face, as is fitting since the Geisel Library is the King of all Libraries. I chose a corner view to paint from, where the building and hill resemble a king viewing his kingdom.

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