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Stillman’s artwork moves away from the boundaries of the books by crafting them into a new life, distorting their original form and use. She engraves the book like a slab of stone, as opposed to using it as a two-dimensional canvas.

The works create a reminder of how objects we use each day come from the natural world and have been reconstructed to become something artificial. For example Little Room, her 2007 installation, provided a new natural habitat for the book creatures and forms through the collection of book images.

+ Kylie Stillman

Images courtesy Utopia Art Sydney