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Emma Taylor’s Sculptural Response April 17, 2013

Emma Taylor came to book sculpture as a response to the advent of the ebook. “Inspired by the decreasing demand for books caused by the rise of eReaders and the use of technology.” Taylor set out to capture the power that lies between the covers of a printed book. Book sculpture No. 1. Book used: The Shadow of the Past Her moniker is: “From within a book row on row a forest of knowledge continues to…

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Kyle Kirkpatrick’s Carved Topography April 9, 2013

Kyle Kirkpatrick‘s book sculpture creates  a topography that makes me wish I was small enough to visit. He builds a miniature universe within a book.He transforms the violence and destruction of the carving act into a landscape that is both delicate and inviting. Enjoy! photos via h/t Colossal and My Modern Met,

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The Wooden Books of Nino Orlandi March 22, 2013

It is pretty amazing what Italian artist Nino Orlandi can do with wood. Without any further ado, here’s a look at some of his exquisite book-themed wood carvings: Thanks to My Modern Met for the lead

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A History Lesson with Bill Woodrow February 20, 2013

SITTING ON HISTORY. Bronze. 1999. Edition of 10.  Here are some gems from British sculptor Bill Woodrow done around the millennium. As we all wondered if we would survive Y2K Woodrow was busy making sense of history through sculpture. REGARDLESS OF HISTORY. Bronze. 2000. Unique PLAYING WITH HISTORY – 2002. Aluminium, fabric. 13 x 24 x 26 cm. Edition of 15 SWEET HISTORY – 2002. Maquette: wood, plastic, card, gold leaf NATURAL HISTORY – 2000. Bronze, copper,…

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You Are What You Read: A Trip with Kathy Ross February 12, 2013

Voracious Reader Welcome to the world of Kathy Ross; a book-laden adventure through sculpture.The sculptures shown here are  part of her “travellers” series. Of the series Ross says, “It seems that for this lifetime I have been loaned a quantity of molecules from the universe’s available supply, and it has organized itself into a shape I call me. At the end of my time, I must give back this self, these molecules, to the universe, like…

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