Tuesday, October 20, 2009

When books come to life





I came across this amazing sculptural art by artist Su Blackwell. She, quite literally, brings books to life through her cut paper art. I love this statement she makes, "It is the delicacy, the slight feeling of claustrophobia, as if these characters, the landscape have been trapped inside the book all this time and are now suddenly released."

Check out her website, to see more of her incredible images. Take a peek at the "Making a Paper TV Ad" video on her site...it's really cool!

Her work is being shown an exhibit called: SLASH: PAPER UNDER THE KNIFE at the Museum of Art and Design in NYC through January 10, 2010.

All images © 2009 Su Blackwell

9 comments:

mamaloves said...

That's incredible. I would love to see her exhibit and will check out her site later tonight.

jacqueline said...

Oh wow these are really gorgeous book!! Thanks for sharing such wonders! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

paula said...

what beautiful works of art.

Minnie said...

these look so magical! what a great idea to make books "come alive" this way

Cristin said...

Such a fun post!

Also, congrats! You have won the gift card giveaway. You'll have to drop by to let me know what card you'd like.

http://simplifiedbee.blogspot.com/2009/10/congratulations-gift-card-giveaway.html

xo,
cristin

Kammy Kenman said...

Thanks for sharing, I am going to check it out her website right now. www.cremefreshforthehome.blogspot.com

Pinecone Camp said...

Just magical! I love these. Wish I could see her exhibit. thanks for posting some of her creations!

Melissa A. said...

oh, I love the architectural one. Such beautiful detail.

Rae said...

stunning