Magical World Created from Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell

Although I am not a big fan of book carving (still feel guilty to carve those medium of knowledge), it seems there is a trend to use these uncommon canvas to create sculptures among artists. In Su Blackwell‘s latest exhibition (previous), she created fairy scenes includes dwellings (such as lighthouses, wood cottages, tree-huts and houses), trees, lakes and bridges from books.

Magical World Created from Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell

When carving this literary series, Blackwell used the actual books as a source of inspiration. Usually, she reads the book first, at least once or twice, and then she begins to create the work, cutting out, adding those magical details, which is a quite tediously slow process. By producing these visual sculptures, Blackwell tries to create a miniature world that revolves around time-honored stories and evoke a sense of childlike wonder within her illuminated works of art.

Magical World Created from Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell

Magical World Created from Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell

Magical World Created from Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell

Magical World Created from Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell

Magical World Created from Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell

Magical World Created from Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell

Magical World Created from Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell

Magical World Created from Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell

Magical World Created from Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell

Magical World Created from Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell

Spread the love
  • 51
    Shares

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *