I’ve found these amazing “book sculptures” in Mike Stilkey’s website and I just got to share. Great work of art pieces. One can just marvel at how creative a person can be.
Here’s Mike Stilkey’s bio direct from his website:
Los Angeles native Mike Stilkey has always been attracted to painting and drawing not only on vintage paper, record covers and book pages, but on the books themselves. Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer, Stilkey depicts a melancholic and at times a whimsical cast of characters inhabiting ambiguous spaces and narratives of fantasy and fairy tales. A lingering sense of loss and longing hints at emotional depth and draws the viewer into their introspective thrall with a mixture of capricious poetry, wit, and mystery. His work is reminiscent of Weimar-era German expressionism and his style has been described by some as capturing features of artists ranging from Edward Gorey to Egon Schiele.
If you want to see more of Mike Stilkey’s work – head over to his website HERE.
- Mike Stilkey and What to Do With Discarded Books (schoollibrarybeyondsurvival.wordpress.com)
- Art That Stacks Up (clubcreativestudio.wordpress.com)