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SU BLACKWELL - PAPER FANTASIES, STUNNING BOOK SCULPTURES, AND A DELICATE WAY WITH MAGICAL ENCHANTMENT!

As always, I fell upon the blog A White Carousel by accident. A happy accident, as her work is amazing. It stirs the imagination and invites you directly into her various worlds.

"Su Blackwell makes intricate art-works from every-day objects, transforming clothes and books into fantastical three-dimensional forms. Using a scalpel she cuts and glues the pages of books to create miniature dioramas glowing with lights in wood and glass boxes, like Victorian relics found in a museum of intrigue. She uses repetitive labor-intensive processes that often involve sewing, knotting, folding and cutting."

"She finds her books – or rather lets them find her – by trawling through second-hand book shops. She always reads the book first and this in turn inspires the work. Some of the books that come into the artist’s possession sit on her shelf for months and months. The books themselves, their histories and stories, also interest her. They hold in their pages a record of their past events, as physical objects; their damage, such as frays and stains, makes our relationship with the contents immediate and visceral, and in turn tells another story." Long & Ryle.

A White Carousel: http://awhitecarousel.com/tag/art/
Su Blackwell: http://www.sublackwell.co.uk/
Long & Ryle: http://www.longandryle.com/artists/su-blackwell/
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+Jeff Clark another GREAT share! What a creatively fabulous amazing mystery!!! Thanks!!!
 
it´s beautiful ! I´ll share it.
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