Library Mural

The KPL Mural was commissioned by Envision Kalama and painted in August 2021

by artists Tatyana Ostapenko and Kelsey Birsa


The Mural's Literary References, from left to right:

Pinocchio & Geppetto                                              Pinocchio, Carlo Collodi

Treasure Chest                                                           Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

Aladdin's Shoes                                                          Aladdin & His Magic Lamp, Antoine Galland

Dragon                                                                         Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin

Captain Hook's Ship                                                  Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie

Ruby Red Slippers                                                     Wizard of Oz, Frank Baum

Owl                                                                                Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling

Elf Ears                                                                        Rumpelstilskin, The Brothers Grimm

Gandolph's Hat                                                          Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

Red Striped Socks                                                     Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren

Unicorn                                                                       The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe, T.S. Eliot

Red Pickup Truck                                                      Twighlight, Stephenie Meyer


The Mural's Pacific Northwest References:

Pirogue Boats                                                            The Lewis & Clark Expedition

Dugout Canoes                                                          Indigenous Peoples

1962 Worlds Fair Totem Pole                                Chief Lelooska, Master Carver/Educator

Sasquatch                                                                   Big Foot Legend



Made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.