Book Sculptures by Anita Francis

I find it an exciting challenge to explore a way to give a relinquished book a new life. The process of remodeling damaged and discarded books and their jackets into sculptural art pieces has developed over the past several years, stemming from my life-long practice of painting and of crafting objects of art by hand. Through the process of folding and the cutting away of parts of a book's pages, revealing its interior, the remaining fragments are still attached to the binding.

Please visit some earlier book sculpture photos at:
Also, I have created a blog of my painting and photo alterations at:






Monday, August 23, 2010

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I visited the library today to see your work. This is the most interesting, unique, and artistic work I have seen in years. Thank you for displaying your creations; it made my day.
Ramona Bearor
South Glens Falls, NY (visiting Emerald Isle)