12 October 2010

Fantastic book sculptures

Book sculptures created by Su Blackwell
Many more at her site.

Edensor, Derbyshire

The Castle

The Girl in the Wood

Alice and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party


Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

These are amazing. But I'm in two minds about them. They are beautiful and yet they're made by cutting up books! I can't quite accept that. Interestingly neither can Su - here's what she wrote about it herself:

"I think books found me. I used to trawl a great secondhand bookshop in Carlisle, not really knowing what I was looking for. I would buy the books in bulk and some would sit on my bookshelf for a while. The first book I cut I thought ‘should I be doing this?’ There are books that I buy with the intention of cutting and then I can’t." (copied from this article.)

Could I cut a book? Well if I did it would never look like these - so I'm full of admiration.

Vanda Symon said...

I've almost started on making a book sculpture a couple of times, but in a fit of guilt couldn't bring myself to deface a book! It doesn't stop me admiring others, though.


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