After weeks of work, the pop-out pieces are finished. The background is finished. A nice, shiny glaze has been applied to everything, and it's time to install it. Several students stayed after school to help with the installation process. Each popped out piece has 0-3 large nuts between it and the background, giving the mural layers of depth apparent on close inspection, but largely invisible when viewed at a distance.
If I were to do the installation over again, there are a few pieces I would move slightly, and a few pieces I would move considerably, but once those holes are drilled, that's where the pieces stay. Below, you can see the location of this year's mural in relation to last year's mural.
The library just keeps looking better and better. There's one more wall in this computer nook, but it's a big wall. It will be a daunting task to occupy it with something that complements these two pieces effectively.
Special thanks to illustrator Colin Adams for ideas on how to make the mountain look right.