Alice is attacked by the Queen's Cards as she stands trial in this book sculpture. Made from a Dutch copy of "Alice in Wonderland" with the Rackham illustrations. Available for sale: [link] My shop: [link]
So I've been working with a gentleman for a few weeks now about a commission piece. His wife loves Alice, he wants to get her a sculpture for Christmas. We'd been debating what scene would be the best to do when the light bulb FINALLY went off in my head and I remembered I'd done an Alice before. I sent him a picture and he loved it, just wanted it as an open book. SO, here she is...and I couldn't resist adding the white rabbit because, in my mind, he is seriously overlooked.
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Alice peers through the looking glass in this book sculpture. The creatures waiting for her anxiously watch as she slips into their world. Made from a 1930's copy of Through the Looking Glass. All drawings are colored illustrations from the book.
Before anyone says it, yes, I know I've been doing A LOT of Alice lately. This was a commission, so don't blame me!
My client wanted to add a little color to this one. I tried a few different types of pigment, but everything I used made the paper too fragile to use for the figures. I used watercolor for the flowers and leaves. I do like the contrast between the white figures and the bright flowers. I think they set each other off well.
A unicorns dashes through the wildflowers in this book sculpture. The book used is a 1960's edition of Reader's Digest condensed books, the story depicted is "Bring Me A Unicorn". The unicorn stands approximately 5 inches tall, lined with cardboard for stability and wired through the book. The wildflowers are made petal by petal then fixed to the pages of the book.
Alice is stuck inside of "Drink Me" vial in this book sculpture. This antique glass jar measures nearly 4 inches high. Text from "Alice in Wonderland" swirls around Tenniel's original illustration. A wonderful small gift for any Alice lover.
Two glass ornaments hold two iconic scenes from Alice in Wonderland. Alice considers the "drink me" bottle and takes tea (or tries to) with the Mad Hatter. Made from original illustrations from the book that have been hand colored. Script at the bottom of the ornaments also taken from the Alice books.
Alice follows the white rabbit in this miniature world. Bad from a vintage tray with glass dome, this book sculpture stands approximately 6 inches high. Flowers, tree, grasses and stone path are made from the pages of "Alice in Wonderland". The illustrations used are the Rackham illustrations.
I was recently contacted by a jewelry designer in Paris. She had the brilliant idea of creating a back story for all of her pieces. She asked if I could sculpt the pieces for her, leaving room to display the jewelry on the book. Best of all, the pieces would be traveling with her to Fashion Week. How can you not say yes to that?
This is the second book, a couple of a Parisian bridge. The streetlight behind them is lit with a LED. There will be a set of earrings hung on the tree branch behind them.
Check out her jewelry here: www.morphee-joaillerie.com and click the link there to get to her Facebook to see photos of the books with her jewelry.
All sculptures made for Morphee cannot be recreated.
Commissioned piece. I was contacted be a "Hobbit" collector for this one. He has over 400 copies of "The Hobbit". Now, my house is overflowing with books. Some sculpted, some waiting, some that I will never, ever sculpt because they mean too much to me. I really don't think I have 400 though. That's just amazing.
Anyway, the copy of the book that I used had beautiful green flyleaves. Because Hobbit's are so close to nature, I decided to incorporate the green into the sculpture. The grass covering the home, tree leaves, and garden are all made from the flyleaves. The house has a brick face. There's over 160 individual bricks. I'm not sure how well it shows in the picture, but the interior of the house is lit. There's an LED that will shine through the window and door. The battery pack is hidden under the book and the on/off switch is hidden in the grass behind the tree. Bilbo's garden is right under his window and his rake propped next to the door.