A dragon bursts through this book is flash of flames. An eager knight draws his sword in preparation of battle. The book used is "Dragons of the Summer Flame", part of the Dragonlance series. The dragon is complete with horns, wings, and ferocious teeth. The knight is wired through the book for stability. All books are finished with a UV spray to protect against moisture and sun damage.
Currently on display at The Pump Shak, Stroudsbourg, PA
In this book sculpture we catch Pandora just as she opens the forbidden box. One LED light shines out of the box. A on/off switch is also hidden inside with battery pack access under the book. Book altered is "A Book of Myths and Legends" published 1947.
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.
A castle rises out of the pages of this book sculpture. Complete with turrets, gate house, keep and buildings within the castle gates, this sculpture is fit for any royal family. The book used is "The Kingdom Within".
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Not modeled from any castle in particular, just my favorite parts of photos I searched. I'm 99% certain this book has nothing at all to do with a castle, but I read the title and ran with the first idea that came to me.
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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The Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria approach the American coast in this book sculpture. The three ships fight the choppy waves as Columbus stands on deck. Natives sit on the shore line. The book used is "A Book of Famous Explorers", 1947.
You probably can't see it from the photo, but these are some of the most detailed ships I've ever done. There's wire in the masts, so they're extra sturdy. There is also a bit of quilling around the bow of the two larger ships. Finished with a UV gloss spray to protect against moisture and time.
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These go along with the Wizard Of Oz book sculpture. They were a commission piece. Originally, the client only wanted the slippers done, but I went a little crazy and did a whole scene. But, as promised, did the slippers as well.
So this has been in the back of my mind for quite a while now. I have a bit of a fascination with owls and wanted to try to create one. The book used was a bird watching manual. I didn't think it would end up being so large, but she had a mind of her own. The wing span is about 40". Each feather has been individually cut and applied. The body feathers are made from migratory maps, the wings, head, and tail feathers are made from the bird identification illustrations. There is a wire coming from the crown of the head to hang her up. I think I spent about 10 hours working, not so sure, it's hard to keep track. I'm going to try to send her a local library for a fundraising event they've invited me to participate in. I'm not sure how that will go because this really isn't my typical work. Fingers crossed they'll like her as much as I do and she'll get a lot of bids for them.