I wanted to share some photographs of my holiday (Halloween & Christmas) inspired little library art installation for Rosie’s Art House in October at the Carriage Factory Art Gallery in Newton, Kansas, USA. Even our local art gallery has caught the little library craze, with a gallery on one side and free take-and-leave art supplies on the other… I paid homage to the literary origins of these pop-ups with a little Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Little library display with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, faux skeleton and rat, black Christmas tree and lots and lots of eyes upon you keychain ornaments and plastic bugs
All eyes are upon you as you check in on this skeleton and their pet rat inside this haunted little library art display

Within the first week, the rat skeleton stole some of the eyes keychains and took off for the hills with the bugs, so afterwards I installed a grasping skeleton hand and a sign “For display only”… Unfortunately, the hand, skeleton and several more of the charms were taken later, leaving only the tree and book. The display following mine was also stolen from so the little library box gallery will house just more giveaway materials and information on events inside rather than changing exhibitions. So I guess I’m glad I was able to do something for Halloween when I did.

detail of little library display after the rat left, with a faux skeleton hand and sign about the artwork
After the rat left, a friend lent our skeletal buddy a hand…

You can check out some of my art in more formal art settings here on Haunted MTL.

Portrait of myself with dark makeup and crow skull headdress, backlit by the sun.
About the Author

Jennifer Weigel is a multi-disciplinary mixed media conceptual artist residing in Kansas USA. Weigel utilizes a wide range of media to convey her ideas, including assemblage, drawing, fibers, installation, jewelry, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, video and writing. You can find more of her work at: https://www.jenniferweigelart.com/ https://www.jenniferweigelprojects.com/ https://jenniferweigelwords.wordpress.com/

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