I just recently discovered the art of Los Angeles based Mike Stilkey. I love his book sculptures and installations.
“Grey Cat Creeping”
“Man Trips and Falls in His Own Country”
“Out of Vogue”
“Man Embarrassed by Dog’s Hat Choice”
“The First Mortgage”
An excerpt from Stilkey’s recent interview with Fecal Face’s Dave Kinsey:
“you’d be amazed at how many books are thrown out. I like the idea of reusing all of these discarded items as canvases for my work. I even asked the library up the street from my house if they had any books that they were getting rid of, and they said no. When I explained to them how I use them, they gave me access to a huge dumpster in the back parking lot of the library. The dumpster was filled with thousands and thousands of books. I spent the afternoon fighting with some homeless guy over who got which book from the dumpster.”
Read the full interview on Fecal Face here.
You can purchase Stilkey’s art here.