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Su Blackwell’s Stunning Book Art

Alice: A Mad Tea Party, 2006. By Su Blackwell

Above: Alice: A Mad Tea Party, 2006. By Su Blackwell

Another artist who makes work out of books (Again, the blasphemy!) is London-based Su Blackwell. Open books provide pedestals for her delicate book-cut sculptures and mini dreamscapes. Blackwell says of her work, “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." I think these works - as pure craft -are just beautiful. Look at how lovely they are!

The 12 Dancing Princesses, 2007. By Su Blackwell

Wildflowers, 2007. By Su Blackwell

Untitled, 2009 By Su Blackwell

Through the Looking Glass, by Su Blackwell.

The Lake and the Boat. Inspired by a fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson. By Su Blackwell.

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