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My Five Tigers Book Sculpture by wetcanvas My Five Tigers Book Sculpture by wetcanvas
Five cats cozy up to the fire in this book sculpture. Made from a 1956 copy of "My Five Tigers", a story about a man and his five, very different, cats and how they each touched him in their own special way. Each cat is an illustration from the book that has been colored by hand. Perfect for the cat lover in your life.
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Juuliette Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's beautiful!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ArtOf-AZ Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So I just found out about your art and I love it!! <3
I have a few questions though, first how does it feel to cut up the books you like? I mean personally once I get a book I treat it like a sacred artifact, it's unthinkable for me to even fold the pages
Secondly, what do you do after they are done, considering you can't close the book. I mean where do you get the space to keep them all?
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. It doesn't feel great, I mean I don't take joy in cutting up a book. That being said I don't really think of it as cutting up a book. I think of it as bringing the story out into a visual representation instead of a verbal one. Most of the books I use, besides those I need to buy for commissions, are books that are being tossed out by their owners. So either I use them or the end up in the dump. I can agree with you though, there are some books, or at least particular copies of books, that I won't touch. First editions or simply too old. Most of my sculptures I sell. I have special shelving to store them until they need to be packed if they're sold online, and I also work with some brick and mortar store and some galleries. I probably only have 15-20 finished books on hand at any given time so while they do take up a lot of room they haven't taken over the WHOLE house yet.
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now this one I really like. The construction is probably very simple but the overall effect is magnificent.
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, and yes, very simple. But it was nice to not have to think so hard about the construction for a change!
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