Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Meeting Mr Tumnus, Narnia book sculpture

 This is my latest book sculpture, call 'Meeting Mr Tumnus'. It is of course based on 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C. S. Lewis.
 I had been thinking for a while that the scene near the scene near the beginning when Lucy first enters Narnia and meets Mr Tumnus by the lamp post in the forest would be an interesting project.
 I used two different colours of LED, a white light in the lamp post, giving a nice icy winter feel, and a warmer white in the wardrobe .

Saturday, 2 November 2013

St Peter's Church, Cambridge book sculpture.

 Here my latest book sculpture, it is another commission. This time the client wanted a sculpture of St Peter's church in Cambridge, a small very old church.
 The church is right next to the Kettle's Yard art complex, but is quite hidden from the road and easily overlooked.
 I think I have captured it fairly well including the overgrown grounds.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Don Quixote book sculpture.

 This is a new book sculpture of mine. It is another commission, the customer just wanted something related to Don Quixote (or Quijote if you prefer) I immediately though of the famous 'tilting at windmills' scene - this is the result.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Two new book sculptures

 It's been quite a while since I last posted, have sadly been busy, but here are a couple of new book sculptures I have been working on.
'Perhaps I shall find out somebody's secret!' and 'Love's bright dream' both feature illustrations from a late Victorian family compendium that I picked up for next to nothing from a junk shop.
 Each blade of grass is individually cut by hand with a scalpel and glued into place a row at a time.

 In this sculpture the pages are cut along the text, the twisted and buckled to give the appearance of waves.
Many more sculptures on the website...

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Shackleton altered book sculpture

This is my latest book sculpture, a commission for a client who wanted a piece based on the Antarctic exploits of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
A quick google image search for inspiration turned up the image below which seemed to capture the feeling of what was wanted very well. It is from an image library and I can find no real attribution for it, so I have no idea how accurate a depiction of the events it is, but then that is not really what I was going for, more a 'feeling' of Shackleton's adventure.

 I picked up a cheap copy of 'Endurance' by Alfred Lansing on ebay, this forms the base of the sculpture. I then added ice floes and cut small waves around them.

I then cut the figures and sculpted the boat in the foreground. The piece is finished with a warm yellow LED which give a really good impression of fire.
 Other examples of my work can be found as ever on my website.