Jane Mount and the Ideal Bookshelf
June 4, 2010 | by Thessaly La Force
The books that made people who they are, that changed their lives.
How long have you been painting bookshelves?
Do you ever spot repeats?
There’s a cookbook called The Silver Spoon—I've painted that silver spoon so many times! A Confederacy of Dunces, Catcher in the Rye, The Little Prince, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, A Wrinkle in Time, Bird by Bird.
Do you ever find new reading while on the job?
Totally. I just bought I Married Adventure by Osa Johnson. A friend had an early edition on his bookshelf, and it had this really cool black-and-white tiger-striped spine. I looked it up, and Johnson sounded fascinating. I don’t know if I would have picked it up if the spine hadn't had the stripes!