The library on Swan’s Island burned to the ground with all its contents on July 24, 2008. It had been recently renovated and the destruction of the town’s community center, Friends meeting place, yoga studio, historical society and library all in one was a great loss. The Educational Society collected the charred pages scattered on the ground after the fire, and distributed them to Maine artists for eventual auction and fundraising toward a new building.
In the tradition of re-working vellum pages in Medieval Europe, I’ve ornamented my page with gold leaf and vermillion. Stayed tuned for more information on the auction, or check in at the Swan’s Island Educational Society.