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.
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.
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.
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.
Sinbad's ship sails through this book sculpture. The book used is a 1947 edition of "Tales of Adventure", featuring Sinbad's fifth voyage as he meets with the Rocs. The ship has been modeled after illustrations found in the story.
Side note, yes, I'm very aware this is very close to my original pirate ship. But, that first one got a lot of attention and sold very quickly to a friend, so I figured I'd give it another go. I've tried to keep true to the story with the design of the ship and not go too "piratey".
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]
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.