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.
Winnie the Pooh is on a hunt for honey! In this book sculpture, Pooh floats to the bee hive with the help of a balloon. The book used has a very fitting title, "Magic in the Air". It is a collection of children's stories.
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.
Alice chats with the Cheshire Cat in this sculpture. The book used is "The Merry Maker" copyright 1947, a collection of samples taken from well known children's stories. Alice and the cat are the original illustrations that I've water colored. SOLD
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.
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 friend recently got in touch with me about doing a Wizard of Oz book sculpture. She only wanted the ruby slippers done, in order to keep costs down. Well, she bought the book herself, and I just couldn't help myself. As fanatical as some people are about Alice in Wonderland, that's me with Oz. As a dancer, Judy Garland is right up there with Fred Astaire on my idols list. So...I kind of went crazy on this one. The scene is the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion carrying a sleeping Dorothy out of the deadly poppy field. Figures are original illustrations from the book that I've hand colored. The yellow brick road, which isn't very visible in this photo, is actually put together brick by brick. I did also do the ruby slippers. I'll post those next.
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]