More of Su Blackwell’s Enchanting Book Sculptures

Reading is a virtue that grants the mind to expand its spectrum of knowledge and imagination. London-based artist Su Blackwell, an avid reader, draws inspiration from the art of the written word found in books and uses that creative influence to produce her remarkable book sculptures. The sculptor constructs physical representation of textual narrative, making her pieces like meta-sculptures, figures made of stories telling stories.

Blackwell’s three-dimensional dioramas and cut-out illustrations are heavily influenced by chronicles of folklore and fantasy-driven tales. By reworking the physical pages of fairy tales, cutting and pasting them together, the artist designs enchanting miniature installations atop a lain open-faced book. She assembles each piece entirely out of books, occasionally encasing the sculptures in wooden display boxes or glass domes to add an interesting effect. While placing the piece in a wooden box gives the appearance of a painting or perhaps a puppet show, the glass-domed encasement adds a snow globe effect, mimicking a moment caught in time.












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December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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