I love pop-up books and paper craft. As a child there were no books that could compare to those with the pop up scenery, detailed pull outs and hidden pockets here and there... even as an adult the discovery of a 3D dinosaur pop up book in a shop will fill me with joy.
Kerry Miller has given me this childlike delight again with her stunning, pop up style book pieces. Using old and discarded books she creates stunning 3D visual works, often cutting images from the book and collaging them together before using ink and watercolours to add extra depth to the final image.
“My work is a means of distilling the essence of a book, whilst releasing the images and allowing them to reach a new audience. I view it as a collaboration, a partnership with the past, giving new purpose to old volumes that may otherwise never see the light of day or simply end up in recycling. As technology threatens to replace the printed word, there has never been a better time to reimagine the book.”
She uses a wide range of books to create the images but my favourites have to be the floral and nature scenes for the detail and intricacy of the composition, it really shows the beauty of the vintage illustrations and why books need to stay treasured in this digital age.
Welcome to the Darwin Designs blog! I'm Alex and this is me circa 1996. Clearly I was destined to be a designer-maker.
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