Monday, July 7, 2008

The Artful Home: Su Blackwell's Book-Cut Sculptures

British artist Su Blackwell's paper sculptures take my breath away. Painstakingly cut from vintage books, Blackwell's magical and incredibly intricate and delicate 3D paper sculptures literally free the characters and settings from the printed page, while also reflecting on "the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams, and ambitions," as the artist says.

Almost all of Blackwell's previous works are already sold, but are too beautiful not to include here. Take a look:

The Secret Garden

The Castle

Magnolia Tree

Birds, Beasts, and Fishes

The Beginning of Something

If you're in the Bay Area, be sure to check out Blackwell's new pieces (such as Margaret and Marjorie, above) in the group Summer Reading show at San Francisco's Hosfelt Gallery through August 9. See more of Blackwell's work right here.

(Via Indie Quarter.)


tula said...

omg. breathtaking!

ali+heron said...

So gorgeous... and perfectly fits our wedding theme (enchanted lands discovered through books, we met in a library and yes, it might be a little corny)... I wish these were being shown on the East Coast!


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