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“Pandora Opens Box” is piece by Su Blackwell. From Blackwell’s website, here is her artist statement:

“Paper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. I employ this delicate, accessible medium and use irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions.

It is the delicacy, the slight feeling of claustrophobia, as if these characters, the landscape have been trapped inside the book all this time and are now suddenly released. A number of the compositions have an urgency about them, the choices made for the cut-out people from the illustrations seem to lean towards people on their way somewhere, about to discover something, or perhaps escaping from something. And the landscapes speak of a bleak mystery, a rising, an awareness of the air.”

Another post on Su Blackwell’s works is here.  Or visit Blackwell’s website for even more images.

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Beautiful book sculptures from Jacqueline Rush Lee:

Absolute Depth

Anthologia

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Unfurled, Devotion Series 2008

From top to bottom: Absolute Depth, Anthologia, Peacock, Inside Out, Unfurled: Devotion Series 2008

Thank you to the reader that sent me Jacquline’s website!

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Romantic Imagination UnleashedSee a selection of Sarah Bodman’s work here.

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Swiss Army Book by M.L. Van Nice

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Check out these stunning photographs by photographer and sculptor Cara Barer. Gorgeous.  Click here to see lots more on Cara’s website.

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“Butterfly #2”

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“Indigo”

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“Wave and Fog”

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“La Bruja”

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“Secret”

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“Moth”

Shiitake

“Shitake”

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I love this piece by paper and book artist Su Blackwell. I discovered her on decor8 and on missv. Check out Su’s site. Amazing.

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preview-seanclaritythevelveteenrabbSean Clarity, inspired by The Velveteen Rabbit

Heads up San Francisco book-lovers! There’s a cool exhibit opening this Friday, May 1 at Gallery 1988 (1173 Sutter St., at Polk). It’s called “Beyond the Page: Re-Illustrating Our Favorite Children’s Books,” and if you couldn’t tell from the title of the exhibit, it features original illustrations of characters and scenes from favorite children’s books. Some of the books you’ll see new art for: Bridge to Terabithia, Little Red Riding Hood, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Velveteen Rabbit, Calvin and Hobbes, and Snow White.

The show is free, but the gallery asks visitors to bring a new children’s book. They’ll be donated to the San Francisco Unified School District. The show lasts May 1-21, 2009, and the opening reception is Friday May 1, 7-10pm.

Check out preview images (including the one above) on the Gallery 1988 blog.

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