Monday, July 22, 2013

Book Sculptures

Recently I came across a web site with wonderful book art; very original. Jodi Harvey-Brown definitely has a talent for bringing a story to life, literally out of the pages of a book. To quote Jodi from her web site (http://www.jodiharvey-brown.com/index.html):
"I have always loved art, and I have always loved to read.  Books pull you into a new world, while art lets you see it.  It made sense to me that these two mediums should come together.  The books that we love to read should be made to come to life.  Characters, that we care so much for, should come out of the pages to show us their stories.  What we see in our imaginations as we read should be there for the world to see.  My book sculptures are my way of making stories come alive. "
Check out her gallery of book sculptures.  Here are some of my favorites - of course the Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn creation tops my list:

Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn

Little Red Riding Hood

Pandora's Box


Treasure Island
 
 

Jodi sells her creations on Esty.  She will create a drawing or sculpture from your personal experience of a book as well. The best of luck to you Jodi.