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Book sculptures

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Artist Sue Blackwell makes these incredible book sculptures, pictured here Alice in Wonderland – Link.

8 thoughts on “Book sculptures

  1. “hese works can be seen as metaphors for language. Like language, that is ephemeral and powerful.
    While I’m dealing with dark subject matter, such as loss, loneliness and fragility, I am dealing with it in a light manner.”

    couldn’t she do this without destroying a bunch of books?
    seems to me she is turning books with a naturally long useful lifespan into ephemeral art.. a waste, perhaps she could switch to newspaper or magazine for her medium.

  2. “hese works can be seen as metaphors for language. Like language, that is ephemeral and powerful.
    While I’m dealing with dark subject matter, such as loss, loneliness and fragility, I am dealing with it in a light manner.”

    A metaphor for language???? I think they really were language before she cut em up!
    couldn’t she do this without destroying a bunch of books?
    seems to me she is turning books with a naturally long useful lifespan into ephemeral art.. a waste, perhaps she could switch to newspaper or magazine for her medium.

  3. While this looks cool at first sight, I’m very uncomfortable with this too.. First impression – wow, second and the lasting one – butchery.

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