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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mike Stilkey

L.A based artist Mike Stilkey paints on stacked book spines, creating a sculptured surface of whimsical, yet poignant portraits of animals and people.






10 comments:

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That's great and all but suppose you want to read one of the books? I guess it's got to be used for display only.

Helene said...

Wow, that's impressive! If we had books like that, I'd probably never be able to tell what the actual picture was because my kids would always have the books misplaced!

Hope 2010 is off to a great start for you!

Alicia said...

Very artistic!!!

blueviolet said...

How whimsical and fun!

Shelle said...

Neat...they remind me of Lemony Snicket.

Mommyof2girlz said...

So cool! You have got to have a wonderful imagination to see book spines and think..."hey, I'm going to stack them and then paint on them"..so ingenious.

Janine said...

That's so cool! Thanks for posting these!

Kitty said...

I've seen dvd box sets like that, they have some picture when you put them together. I like it. I've never seen that done on book spines though, it's pretty cool.

Tesa said...

That's really creative and must have been difficult. There's a guy here in Cleveland who paints images on shoes. It doesn't sound like much but it's pretty impressive.

G-Zell said...

amazing..... people are so creative... love it!

I just want to say your new background of purples.. I am in love.. Purple is my favorite color....... lilac, lavendar... etc.. makes me smile.

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