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Miniature People Living in Layered Book Landscapes

We've come across a herd of book sculptors lately and, yet again, we're blown away by another artist's skilled works. Considering the amount of carved works we've spotted, artist Kyle Kirkpatrick's literary landscapes still manage to intrigue us.

The young UK-based sculptor is old enough to know of a time before e-readers and recognizes the age-old medium's ability to effectively be customized. As such, he digs into books, modifying the structure of their pages and adding tiny figurines to resemble a model view of a topographically textured environment filled with people. The layering in Kirkpatrick's work is remarkable and the text on the pages add an interesting visual to the swirling cuts.

With the rise of all of these art pieces being constructed out of the carcasses of a dying medium, it makes me think about what the future will bring. How far away are we from carving into iPads?

Images via Saatchi Online and Leo Reynolds
Kyle Kirkpatrick's website
via [Colossal]


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 major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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