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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,Design | No Comments
We are all aware that books come from trees, but artist Kylie Stillman readapts them by turning them back into a version of their original form through sculpture. Carving carfeully into stacks of books, Stillman creates these beautifully delicate inverted reliefs that brings us a whole world of trees and birds through thoughtful silhouettes.
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
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 crafting them into a new life: http://inhabitat.com/upcycled-booklight-gives-new-life-to-discarded-literature/
 come from the natural world : http://inhabitat.com/stunning-virtue-of-blue-chandelier-made-from-500-fluttering-solar-butterflies/
 + Kylie Stillman: http://www.kyliestillman.com/
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