ABIGAIL BROWN’S PAPER MÂCHÉ CREATIONS

These gorgeous creations of London-based artist Abigail Brown are the only kind of animals that should be ever be stuffed or mounted on a wall. Abigail is most widely known for her bird sculptures, which have been sold and exhibited across the globe and featured in magazines such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Elle Decoration.

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Bear – paper mâché sculpture

Abigail Brown
G-Squizz – Animal God sculpture

Abigail Brown
Tiger – paper mâché head

Abigail Brown
Ulli – animal God sculpture

Abigail Brown
Indian Jackal – paper mâché head

Abigail Brown
Rose Crowned Fruit Dove

Look up

I am obsessed with space. There are very few things that are as humbling as looking up to the heavens on a cloudless night. I don’t think it’s possible for us mere humans to fully grasp the magnitude of the universe because there no words to adequately describe it. If you get a chance, take a walk tonight and look up. Marvel at everything you see.

All these illustrious worlds, and many more,
Which by the tube astronomers explore:
And millions which the glass can ne’er descry,
Lost in the wilds of vast immensity;
Are suns, are centres, whose superior sway
Planets of various magnitudes obey.

– Sir Richard Blackmore, The Creation

Space
Anewall Decor

Space
Ditty Drops

Space
The Op Spot

Space
Dangerdust

Thumbprint Portraits

I am quite enamoured by these thumbprint portraits created by artist Cheryl Sorg.

Cheryl creates the portraits using your own thumbprint and the titles of your favourite fifty or sixty books. “This custom work is especially for the avid reader and the resulting artwork will be a truly one-of-a-kind portrait that captures you, through the things you’ve read and loved, been transported and transformed by.” What a unique idea!

Thumbprint portraits

Thumbprint portraits

Thumbprint portraits

Typologies

I find collections of things really fascinating. I collect old, old letters (I think my oldest is from the late 1800’s), vintage postcards of bears, sugar skulls, crucifixes and magazines (I lost count at 500). I think that’s why I love these prints from Typologies – they show how things can be the same but so very different too.

So, what do you collect?

Typologies
Writers and Their Typewriters

Typologies
Moon Phases

Typologies
Evolution of the Surfboard

Typologies
Great American Novels

Typologies
Snowflakes

Book Art by Brian Dettmer

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Leaves of Grass 2014

Brian Dettmer
Leaves of Grass 2014 Detail

I can’t remember where I first came across Brian Dettmer’s work but the images of his amazingly detailed book sculptures have stayed with me. I admire artists like Brian so much. He sees unlimited potential in books. He sees past their function.

“The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world,” says Brian. “By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge. This is the area I currently operate in. Through meticulous excavation or concise alteration I edit or dissect communicative objects or systems such as books, maps, tapes and other media. The medium’s role transforms. Its content is recontextualized and new meanings or interpretations emerge.”

Brian Dettmer
The Master and Margarita

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