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:






Friday, May 4, 2012

HANDSCAPES GALLERY

There is an exhibition of a large number my book sculptures at Handscapes Gallery, 410 Front Street, Beaufort, NC throughout the month of May. The artist reception is on Saturday, May 5th from 5-7 pm.
Also showing, are the fine paintings of Alexander Kaszas. http://www.handscapesgallery.com/

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Current Exhibit at the Cabarrus Arts Council

I have seven standing book sculptures on pedestals in this exhibit, which you can view by following directions for entering (>) via this virtual tour:
http://www.shopmainstreets.com/nc/concord/cabarrus_arts_council/cabarrus_arts_council.html#.TyisHrpycN8.facebook

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Artsee Magazine Article

Click on the link above and then go to:
Archived Issues ~ May/June 2011 ~ Page 12. Openings,
and you will see a lovely article about my work.