Artwork by Katherine Kerr at the Southwest Branch
Artwork by Katherine Kerr at the Southwest Branch

Artist Katherine Kerr of Paradise Valley, B.C., took casts of the hands of branch patrons to create "Anthology," five sets of bronze hands at the entry that hold objects inspired by community members. Words from patron comments about the branch are engraved in granite panels set into the pathway.

The Constant Explorer

Thanks to funding from the Friends of the Southwest Branch, Seattle artist Morgan Brig created five copper and enamel panels that are mounted outside the meeting room. Called "The Constant Explorer," the artwork is a collection of images that show a whole universe inside the library.

Mother Reading With Child

Artwork by Charles Smith at the Southwest Branch

A bronze sculpture called "Mother Reading With Child" by Charles W. Smith, from the original library, was reinstalled in the expanded branch.