Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday inspiration

Happy Sunday, friends. ☺

Today's inspiration comes from Mike Stilkey, an artist who paints on the covers of discarded books, then stacks them into book sculptures that have been exhibited throughout the world. You can see a timelapse of the installation of one of his sculptures in the first video below. In the second and third videos, Stilkey talks about the thought process behind the creation of his sculptures and offers encouragement to other artists as they learn to follow their art wherever it takes them. Enjoy!







Wishing you all a creative and inspirational Sunday. ☺

16 comments:

  1. I think I will always wonder what makes certain artists find their means of expression. Like, as awesome as it is and as much as I admire it, I just wonder why certain things were started.

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    1. So true. That's why I enjoy hearing the story behind the art as much as I enjoy looking at the art itself.

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  2. How fascinating, Dana! I like that he does this with discarded books. I always wondered what would happen to books like this, but he found a wonderful creative way for them!

    betty

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    1. I like it, too. He makes the books live on, just in a different way.

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  3. Wonderful, really spectacular, incredible compositions with the spine of the books !!

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  4. This is so wonderful! Really unique work. It's great that the library gave him permission to use their withdrawn books. Ours are either trashed (something about the glue makes books ineligible for recycling) or if they are in good enough condition to the friends book sale.

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    1. That's sad that some are trashed; I'd always wondered about that. We need more people out there creating this art and giving those withdrawn books new life!

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    1. I wish I were half as talented! It's so cool to know that he's self-taught!

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    1. I would love to own some of his work! Maybe one day I'll get brave and try to do something similar myself.

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  7. very very cool- love how artists do different things in creating! Cheers!

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