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Old Books Turned Into Fairytale Sculptures

Su Blackwell bring old books to life by using them to make sculptures of the stories they tell. Her sculptures use the books as both the base and the material used to craft a scene.

While Su appreciates a good read now and then, her vision of books is to take them from the physical and turn them into the almost real.  What Su does is create “fairytale-like” book sculptures by transforming flat pages into three-dimensional objects.  The worlds she creates are amazing, filled with mystery, and incredibly imaginative.  The books Su finds mostly come from second hand book stores and she always reads them before she begins to sculpt.

Blackwell's series entitled Dwellings depicts homes, huts, villages, gardens, and even tree houses from the fairy tale world. These have added illumination to make them even more warm and inviting. See a collection of works from Su Blackwell’s Dwellings at Unreality.


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