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Artist Transforms Books into Exciting Sculptural Stories

Ships, monsters, and mermaids pop out of books handcrafted by Delta, Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown (aka wetcanvas). Taking inspiration from the materials themselves, each three-dimensional scene the sculptor constructs reflects popular works of fiction. Whether it’s a calm depiction of an outing from The Wind in the Willows or a rigorous struggle from The Old Man and the Sea, there is a sense of motion in the simulated waves.

From Moby-Dick and Tom Sawyer to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Harvey-Brown manages to capture the momentous and memorable action of each respective novel as they emerge out of the two-dimensional surface of the text and reconfigure themselves as three-dimensional structures. Placing her piece atop open-faced books heightens the imagery, allowing one’s imagination to excitedly revel in the visual.

Several of Harvey-Brown’s sculptures are currently available to purchase through her Etsy shop and the artist is also open to custom commissions.


Jodi Harvey Brown: Website | Facebook | deviantART | Etsy

Pinar Noorata

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.

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