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.
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".
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.
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
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.
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.
The raven gazes at his creator in this book sculpture. The book used is "The Road to Greatness", 1947, a collection of biographies. The biography of Poe tells of the hardships that took him from a happy, well-to-do youth to a macabre author. The raven is wired through the book for stability and also has bendable wings. The illustration he perches over is an engraving of a 19 year-old Poe.
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.