I have always loved pop-up books. Within the last year or so, I discovered book art (the art of cutting books to create three dimensional dioramas). After looking at countless websites and photos, I decided to use the work of Su Blackwell as a favorite of mine.
Her website is http://www.sublackwell.co.uk/
She is a British artist who lives and works in London. In her own words, “I often work within the realm of fairy-tales and folk-lore. I began making a series of book-sculpture, cutting-out images from old books to create three-dimensional dioramas, and displaying them inside wooden boxes.”
She also does her art commercially, sometimes on a grand scale like this one at New Town Plaza, Sha Tim, Hong Kong.
I’m hoping that with my X-acto knife and some old books, I might be able to create something three dimensional. We’ll see.