A beautiful Geisha stands under a cherry blossom tree in this book alteration. Dressed in a kimono with her hair in a bun, she holds a blossom in her hands. The opposite page holds three large blossoms. The alteration is made from the Winter 1969 addition of Reader's Digest Compressed Books. The story depicted in the alteration is "Miss One Thousand Cherry Blossoms".
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Beautiful flowers rest on top of this alteration. Each flower is handmade. Each variety of flower is made from the pages of a different book, giving every variety a slightly different color from the next. There are two dozen flowers total.
On display at Dancing Tree Creations, Boyertown, PA
Should I or shouldn't I? This princess is debating her pucker as she evaluates her amphibian companion. Looking regal in her hat, shawl, and gown the princess sits atop a collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales, published in the 50's.
Mr. Fogg and friends speed across the map as they circle the globe. The pages of this book have been cut away to frame the world map. The travelers cross the pages on the land raft used to cross the American Plains.
Picture brackets have been mounted on the front and back covers making this sculpture easy to hang.
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And again, on a side note, I know I just did Around the World in 80 Days, but I may be slightly obsessed. At least with the land raft thing. If I lived in an area where traveling in those was possible, I'd be all over it. I also wanted to go for a much sleeker design with this one. The story is so filled with information, but the concept is simple: Go around the world and do it quickly. The first sculpture lends itself to telling the story. This one gets the point across. First Around the World: [link]
Icarus flies between the sun and sea in this book sculpture. The scorching sun beats down on his wax wings while the waves wait below him. The figure of Icarus is an illustration from the book. Wings, waves and sun have been created by hand. The book used is "Legends of Long Ago", 1947.
This one is temporally not for sale. It will be shown at a gallery show through December. If you have an interest in purchasing it, please let me know and I will reserve the book for you until the show ends. If in the US, I should be able to get it to you before the holidays.
Jungle animals pop out of the pages from this alteration. Each animal is taken from an illustration in the book and then hand colored. Every page in this book has been altered. The book was published in 1938.
Currently on display at Dancing Tree Creations, Boyertown, PA.