Wednesday, October 5, 2011

book art.

after hearing about the ongoing mystery at the edinburgh library, i have been semi-obsessed with book art.  su blackwell's work is so in my wheelhouse.

"i often work within the realm of fairytales and folklore.  i began making a series of book sculpture, cutting out images from old books to create three-dimensional dioramas, and displaying them inside wooden boxes...i tend to lean towards young girl characters, placing them in haunting, fragile settings, expressing the vulnerability of childhood, while also conveying a sense of childhood anxiety and wonder. there is a quiet melancholy in the work, depicted in the material used, and choice of subtle colour.”
-su blackwell

 {the baron in the trees}
 {alice in wonderland}
 {peter pan}
 {little red riding hood}
 {the secret garden}
 {wild flowers}
 {the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe}
 {wuthering heights}

"paper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world.  i employ this delicate, accessible medium and use irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions."

divine, yes?

xo. di.

*images via su blackwell


thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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