Linda Peterson. Los Angeles, CA. The bench came first in memory of two believed dogs, Timid and Daisy. Next the tree, which has a dramatic shape but lost its will to live after being damaged by a truck, was painted silver, turning the tree into a piece of sculpture. Then the Library! I ordered the kit and my friend, collage artist Laurie Raskin, turned it into a vibrant work of art. People of all ages stop to enjoy the bench and peruse the books or add some of their own to share.