Thursday, 6 January 2011


This is the stunning work of Su Blackwell who makes intricate art 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. She finds her books by searching through second-hand book shops. She always reads the book first and this in turn inspires the work. In these impressive works it looks like the models are actually growing out of the spine of the book. I find the book of wild flowers totally inspiring. It makes me think of the plans I have to create a wild flower haven on part of my allotment this year but first I have to start the weeding!

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