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Su Blackwell’s Stunning Book Art

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

Above: The 12 Dancing Princesses, 2007. By Su Blackwell

Wildflowers, 2007. By Su Blackwell

Above: Wildflowers, 2007. By Su Blackwell

Untitled, 2009 By Su Blackwell

Above: Untitled, 2009 By Su Blackwell

Through the Looking Glass, by Su Blackwell.

Above: Through the Looking Glass, by Su Blackwell.

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

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

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