Commissioned piece. I was contacted be a "Hobbit" collector for this one. He has over 400 copies of "The Hobbit". Now, my house is overflowing with books. Some sculpted, some waiting, some that I will never, ever sculpt because they mean too much to me. I really don't think I have 400 though. That's just amazing.
Anyway, the copy of the book that I used had beautiful green flyleaves. Because Hobbit's are so close to nature, I decided to incorporate the green into the sculpture. The grass covering the home, tree leaves, and garden are all made from the flyleaves. The house has a brick face. There's over 160 individual bricks. I'm not sure how well it shows in the picture, but the interior of the house is lit. There's an LED that will shine through the window and door. The battery pack is hidden under the book and the on/off switch is hidden in the grass behind the tree. Bilbo's garden is right under his window and his rake propped next to the door.
This isn't the first time I've said this, but one day I'll get enough money to commission you!
AAAAAHHH, that's so cool. Normally I'm against books being taken apart, but this is beautiful. I love that there's actually a light that shines through the window. Wonderful idea, and brilliantly executed.
Hmmm. Interesting, but the green ruins it for me. It should be all from the pages in my opinion..
Well, technically they are. The green comes from the colored flyleaves at the beginning and end of the book. I know what you mean though, it is a bit different for me.
This is so gorgeous! I love all the little details. You have incredible talent and patience!
Jodi, you have done it again. Made me all envious of your talent. I like the lighting. It is a great idea. I know you have used it before but this is super.
Thank you, but I'm sure you have nothing to be envious of. If you can handle clay you can certainly do this!
are those pages from the book.
Yes. The white areas are text pages, the green are flyleaves from the beginning and end of the book.
This is amazing! I've never seen anyone make a sculpture out of books before and it looks so awesome!
awesome job ^^
This is gorgeous; love the door-frame!!
Thank you! Oh, that door frame. It took longer than the rest of the book! Darn bricks.
looks cute! I like it