Tom Sawyer and Huckelberry Finn set sail in this book sculpture. The sculpture is made from a 1946 publication of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". Tom and Huck sit on a raft constructed of the books pages as they float down the Mississippi. Both figures are illustrations from the book that have been hand colored.
Commissioned piece. This one was a pain, but I'm so excited with the way it came out! The tentacles are made the same way as I make the necks of my dragons. Simple, but doing eight of them was grueling. The Nautilus...well, I think I probably made it four or five times before I finally figured out how to do it right. So, yeah, pain in the butt, but a good learning process. Definitely learned a new trick or two while making this one.
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.
Dorothy brings her friends along on this ride! Made from the pages of "The Wizard of Oz" this hot air balloon is ready to take off. Balloon is 8" in diameter, complete with bunting and woven basket. The illustration is original to the book used, hand colored. Ready for hanging with attached wire hook.
Music and books come to life with this book sculpture. Made from "The Lives of the Great Composers" by Schonberg, our piano man sits to play his masterpiece. Could he be the next Beethoven? With powdered wig style hair and wearing a coat with tails, the composer cuts a dashing figure. Behind him are the portraits of other composers taken from the book. they include Schumann and his wife, Clara, Paganini, and Weber. They will also be included.
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.
Ok...so this is a redo of the original Knight and Dragon. The original sold and was on his way to Texas when some disgruntled postal worker decided to take out his frustrations on my box, along with all the other boxes I sent to this particular customer. Three out of five books were absolutely destroyed. I've never had this happen, even overseas, so yeah...repressing violent urges. Anyway, this is the redo and looking on the bright side, I honestly like this one a lot more. The dragon is more prominent and has that ferocity that I couldn't accomplish with the first.