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Artist Kylie Stillman Carves Stacks of Books Into Classic Natural Imagery

Posted By Helen Morgan On June 17, 2011 @ 5:15 pm In Art | No Comments


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Stillman’s artwork moves away from the boundaries of the books by crafting them into a new life [4], 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 [5]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 [6]

Images courtesy Utopia Art Sydney


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[3] Carving carfeully into stacks of books: http://inhabitat.com/artist-brian-dettmer-carves-old-books-into-intricate-narrative-sculptures/

[4] crafting them into a new life: http://inhabitat.com/upcycled-booklight-gives-new-life-to-discarded-literature/

[5] come from the natural world : http://inhabitat.com/stunning-virtue-of-blue-chandelier-made-from-500-fluttering-solar-butterflies/

[6] + Kylie Stillman: http://www.kyliestillman.com/

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