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More Astounding Negative Space Book Sculptures

Melbourne-based sculptor Kylie Stillman expertly carves three-dimensional silhouettes of birds and plants into stacks of books and paper. Ultimately, the result is a reverse sculpture where the primary subject is omitted from the solid structure whose negative space remains intact. It's visually astounding and seems almost like an illusion, as though our minds are playing tricks on us. There's a clear reference to nature in all of these hand-cut sculptures. Additionally, Stillman's tree sculptures seem to create a sort of irony that alludes to whence it came from. In these series of works, paper creates trees.














Kylie Stillman website
via [Faith is Torment]

Pinar

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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