Project Information
Google Map of Albany, NY


54th Street and 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11220




12 x 100 ft



Twelve youth accompanied by many volunteers and led by artists Belle Benfield and Sophia Dawson partnered with the Brooklyn Public Library to create this mosaic installed on the walls of the Brooklyn Public Library. Roots of Knowledge highlights the role of the Brooklyn Public Library as an invaluable resource for free education. The design features images of three abstract trees, each representing an aspect of the Librarys relationship to its users. The words Connect, Learn, and Explore highlight how individuals can connect with their community, learn and educate themselves, and explore the vast resources of knowledge the library encompasses. The background of the mosaic features Sunset Park, the neighborhood in which the mural is located.