Ever thought of how artists create magic sculptures from books? Well, book sculpture is a comparatively newer trend, but it has already left people spell-bound. Let us know about 5 most amazing book sculptors and their grand creations:
Haunting 3D Portraits
These haunting portraits are one of the most remarkable creations of the famous contemporary artist Nicholas Galanin. In his “What Have We Become?” series, this North American sculptor has worked on conceptual art and finally come up with these incredible portraits. They are three-dimensional and perfectly created from hundreds of thousands of pages of various books. We easily get to see and understand different layers of the Native American culture that are hard to put into words through these book sculptures.
Typographic Book Sculptures
If you want to experience ‘richness in simplicity’, you have to explore the awesome typographic book arts of Paul Octavious. It seems that this well-known photographer cum designer has factually tried to give the concept of book arts a real form. The typographic sculptures made by him can be considered as both classy and good-humored. Made out of loads of books, these arts signify a great combination of thoughts, steadiness, and pleasant distraction from the restraints of the real world.
Another wonderful example of amazing book sculpture is the alphabet created by the ‘Bygg Studio’. This exclusive group includes three Royal college of Art grads: Markus Bergström, Hanna Nilsson and Sofia Østerhus. Their creation alphabet is one of the most celebrated book arts and it is known to be the definitive meta-conceptual sculpture made of stacked books.
Storytelling Book Arts
The awe-inspiring sculptures carved out from books by the popular British artist Su Blackwell are enough to bring the scenes as well as characters of a story into life. She just loves to set the whole story free from the desolate b/w landscape of the book in a surprisingly imaginative way. Be the adventure of the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ or the mystery of the ‘Pandora’s Box’, Blackwell has excelled in the way of storytelling through paper.
Surgical Book Sculptures
Surgical book sculptures are absolutely different from all other types of book arts. It was the renowned surgical sculptor Brian Dettmer who presented these meticulously created sculptures to the world and earned a lot of appreciation. He needed different tools like surgical clamos, tweezers, Xacto knives, etc. to come up with his exclusive pop arts. It is truly said that his sculptures are the ‘epitome of architectured whimsy’.