Books as sculpture

skull illusion books sculpture su blackwell
‘Snow White in the Woods’ by Su Blackwell

I love books, I love sculpture, I love the creepy. Most of all, I love creepy sculpture books. And these are some of the best. Click images to be taken to the artists’ websites.

skull illusion books sculpture kerry miller household physician
‘Virtue’s Household Physician’ by Kerry Miller


skull illusion books sculpture emma lloyd art
sculpture by Emma Lloyd


skull illusion books sculpture brian dettmer physician
‘The Household Physician’ by Brian Dettmer

My absolute favourite sculptures involving books are those that have been infamously found at various locations around Edinburgh, Scotland (click here for details of all the sculptures).

This beautiful dragon bore the inscription ‘A gift in support of libraries, books, works, ideas….. Once upon a time there was a book and in the book was a nest and in the nest was an egg and in the egg was a dragon and in the dragon was a story…..’

skull illusion book sculpture edinburgh mystery dragon
Paper dragon sculpture donated anonymously to the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Are there any paper sculptures that you love and think other readers will like? Please do share in the comments below!




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