Tuesday, January 22, 2013
NOT YOUR REGULAR PAPER DOLLS!
As you know I adore books. A few years ago I discovered a paper artist named Su Blackwell who make amazing sculptures using old books.
Based mostly on Fairytales, Su Blackwell's sculptures are whimsical and breathtaking.
I particularly like her lit sculptures. How I would love to have her Little Red Riding Hood.
Her attention to detail is incredible. How she has the patience for the tiniest pieces just astounds me.
Her Alice is lovely and one of my favourites is this woman sweeping the woods. You can actually see the leaves blowing.
I would imagine if you could purchase one it would be displayed in a shadow box like these. I like them just sitting out although they would be hard to dust.
Based in the U.K., Su Blackwell's work has been used in British plays like these trees in "The Snow Queen".
She has also been show in museums around the globe with large works like this "While You Were Sleeping".
Although you may not be able to afford or even acquire one of Su Blackwell's fabulous sculptures, you can purchase the images on cards and there is a lovely Fairytale Book.
Stop by her website to see more of her whimsical piecest at SU BLACKWELL.