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New NY Bridge Book Sculpture by wetcanvas
New NY Bridge Book Sculpture
OK...so this was a HUGE project for me and half of why I dropped of the face of the Earth for a few months.  

I was contacted by the bridge project, who had been told about me from a wonderful reporter who used one of my images for her blog, and asked if I would consider creating the new bridge for them.  Obviously, I said yes! 

The sculpture took me well over 100 hours.  There's about 140 trees on either side of the water, small buildings, a lighthouse, and of course, the main structures of the bridge itself.  The sculpture is created from a 1932 geography text book and turned to New York State.

I got to drive this obnoxiously large sculpture to New York.  Crazy, long, rainy drive but it got there in one piece.  

You can check out more of the story here:  nykeypad.wordpress.com/2014/08… and learn about the bridge here: www.newnybridge.com/
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Fahrenheit 451 Book Sculpture by wetcanvas
Fahrenheit 451 Book Sculpture
Commissioned piece.  I had a lot of fun with this one.  The mini books weren't standing out from the flames and I wasn't really sure what to do.  But, keeping the book in mind, why not char them a bit?  So I got to spend a few hours burning mini books.  Not anything that I would recommend doing in real life, but it added a nice touch to the sculpture.  
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Daenerys and Dragon Book Sculpture by wetcanvas
Daenerys and Dragon Book Sculpture
Commissioned piece from A Game of Thrones.  This isn't my typical dragon, but I really like it's posture and it was much more sound for shipping (which is always a huge plus!).
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So I have been away FOREVER.  I have been working the entire time, trust me, I just haven't had time to post anything.  Christmas orders were crazy this year, which I'm so grateful for, but it didn't leave me much time for anything else.  Plus my actual job.  Plus family stuff.  Plus a book series that I got way too interested in...  Long story short, if you have messaged me or commented on anything I'm sorry that I haven't replied and I promise I will.  I'll (fingers crossed) find a moment to post some new sculptures as well.  
Thanks guys!

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Jodi
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Current Residence: Delta, PA
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL!  Old soul, maybe.  
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Yurippi-Nakamura Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
perhaps :)
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KiranArtist Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
thanks for the favorite :)
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure thing :)
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AthenaGalaxy Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very talented and good idea with books !

Instant Fave 
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Peonies18 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi, 
I just wanted to say that I stumbled upon your artwork with books and pages, and I really admire them and think they're super cool. I'm an art student actually with a love for books and I've been wanting to make some things like what you do. Would you mind sharing any tips? 
Best Blessings,
Peony
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi,

Really, it's just like drawing.  When you're working on a sketch you have to see everything in basic shapes.  Same thing with the book sculptures.  Break everything down to basic shapes, create those shapes with paper, then build it back up again! 
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Peonies18 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, I thought it would be more complicated! But thank you very much for sharing, this is very helpful. :) I didn't think of breaking it down into basic shapes. 
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Yurippi-Nakamura Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love ur sculptures
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