Greensboro Artist William Mangum captures the heritage of the state in a book he calls Carolina Preserves. Recognizing that a way of life was fast disappearing, Mangum sought a way to combine stories and images of the state's heritage. He asked forty-eight North Carolinians to write essays discussing what influenced their lives, work, and spiritual centers. Mangum then created individual art work to accompany the writings. The book took three years to complete and contains 130 paintings.