Library Painting – DeWitt Public Library

DeWitt Public Library

Oil Painting

“Collage Six”
Brandon D Hunt
Oil on Canvas
30″ x 40″
This piece is one of a series of paintings I have done that all feature a “collage” of subject matter and random imagery. To start the pieces I sometimes begin with a rough idea or feeling and then just let the images come through me and onto the canvas as a stream of consciousness. For this piece, I choose to be inspired by literary works for young adults. The images and symbols found in the piece all represent specific objects, ideas or feelings that come from popular books. There are a lot of references to fantasy books from Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings as well as more autobiographical works such as Little House on the Prairie and Maus. The purpose of the piece is to showcase and celebrate the exciting and wonderful worlds contained in books for young adults. This painting was a commissioned piece done for the DeWitt Public Library.


Some of the book represented in the painting are:

Lord of the Rings
The Hunger Games
Star Wars
Harry Potter
Nancy Drew
Little House on the Prairie
How to Train Your Dragon
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Wrinkle in Time
His Dark Materials
Lord of the Flies
The Catcher in the Rye
The Hate You Give
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
The Call of the Wild
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children
Howl’s Moving Castle
The Neverending Story
Tuck Everlasting
The Princess Bride
BabySitter’s club
Chronicles of Narnia
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Lemony Snicket
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Little Women
Percy Jackson
To Kill a Mocking Bird
Alice in Wonderland
Wizard of Oz

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