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Arctic Fishing Book Sculpture by wetcanvas Arctic Fishing Book Sculpture by wetcanvas
Something made for a contest on DA. I wasn't going to make anything but I managed to get to my favorite second-hand shop today and the shopkeeper, who knows to keep books for me, pulls out a copy of "The Icelandic Fisherman". It was close enough to what I needed to make, so here we are.

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:iconunbearableme:
UnbearableME Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know the story, but, wow, this is amazing! It reminds me of my cousin who's in the Air Force and stationed in Alaska! :heart:
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! It was a collection of short stories about fisherman. Pretty interesting, actually. You should give it a read!
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe I will!
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Rupert-Appleyard Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you lotsly! I saw your awesome book creation before I had chosen which tale to make my creation for and it kept popping into my head and inspiring me to get off my butt and chose one. So partly thanks to you my work is now entered into April.
I cannot believe how upset people can be about making art out of books, I find these sculptures so wonderful that they inspire me to read more. Keep on doing what you do.
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! It was another member on DA that made me decide to finally make a piece too. I probably wouldn't have even looked into the contest without them giving me a heads up. People do get incredibly upset about my medium of choice...I've learned to laugh it off, mostly. I do it for people like you! I've actually had teachers ask to use photos of my work to inspire their students to read. I'm glad I could help, in a way, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
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:icontotalcarbs:
TotalCarbs Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Interface Designer
That looks amazing!


By the way, is he trying to fish for participle phrases?
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconalecci:
Alecci Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm...I'm feeling torn...I feel really sorry for the book, but I absolutely love the sculpture...
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DarkAngelle1414 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol thats pretty cool! ^^
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbubbi303:
bubbi303 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats totally awesome!!!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmniricecakes:
Mniricecakes Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing and creative- i love it :)


i do feel bad for the book though
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it!
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:iconkyndsie:
Kyndsie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Brilliant! (and I agree with the others... poor book. But this is totally beautiful!)
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconoorose:
OoRose Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
OMG! n___n .... poor book and awesome art x.x I'm a book freak so ... poor book :c BUT the art is awesome, and the idea is amazing and ... I love it xD Good job!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconoorose:
OoRose Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
You're welcome
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:icontheviciousviper:
TheViciousViper Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Guys, this is a book. Something you can buy again. It's not a one of a kind piece of art with no copies. This person made it into a one of a kind piece of art. So stop complaining about how sad it is that they cut up a book.
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!!
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:icontheviciousviper:
TheViciousViper Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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:iconlamborghin1:
Lamborghin1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
cool!! that would be a new way to read
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:icongogreengirlkay45:
Gogreengirlkay45 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Nice but you can't read the book anymore...:/
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:iconshirokusakabe:
ShiroKusakabe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
i hope that's a bad book...
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:iconastro999:
astro999 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Why would you /do this/ to a book? Vandal.
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:iconsailorsun1998:
SailorSun1998 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Writer
While I don't usually approve of the destruction of books, this is one exeption. :) Well done.
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconikarusmedia:
ikarusmedia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
nice!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconrikusoma:
RikuSoma Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
"Fishing for Knowledge" would probably have been my title choice :meow: I love this picture though! Awesome job!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh, that would have been good! I'm mad that I didn't think of it!
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:iconhaddib:
haddib Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I'm Icelandic and my grandpa is a fisherman... close enough :D
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL
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:iconphyphydi:
phyphydi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so wonderful :heart:
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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djumbreon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
what book did you make this out of?
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"The Icelandic Fisherman"
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:iconmisskingdomvii:
MissKingdomVII Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Seriously? It says "The Icelandic Fisherman" right in the description.
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:icondjumbreon:
djumbreon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh. I didnt read that.
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:iconcareerfromdistrict4:
CareerFromDistrict4 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Cool :)

Was the book already damaged though? I'd hate to see a good book go to waste.
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A lot of the pages were torn, readable but not in the best of shape.
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:iconmolly99mcg:
Molly99McG Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Woa...That. Is. COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ZombieQueen368 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
:iconamazedcatplz:
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you...I think
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:iconzombiequeen368:
ZombieQueen368 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
it means that your really good =)
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ossie-eat-world Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Igloo!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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