Dead books transformed into pieces of art by carving technique

July 6th, 2011 - 

What I nice idea to decorate your shelves! Instead of throwing old books, the Australian artist Kylie Stillman uses them and she carves beautiful artworks: trees and different plants: a pine tree, an oak or a maple tree. She considers books that are no longer useful, real canvas where she can artistically express herself: “I like to work with books because they have their own stories and history that they bring to the art.
I carve into the pages and the covers of the books create a frame for the pictures.” She finds books in second-hand shops or she receives unuseful or outdated books from family and friends.  After that, she works sometimes months for
each artwork and in the meantime she is trying to put all her thought together and to relax.
I like the idea of cyclicity: trees are carved in books that once were real trees:)