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The Explorations of Columbus Book Sculpture by wetcanvas The Explorations of Columbus Book Sculpture by wetcanvas
The Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria approach the American coast in this book sculpture. The three ships fight the choppy waves as Columbus stands on deck. Natives sit on the shore line. The book used is "A Book of Famous Explorers", 1947.

You probably can't see it from the photo, but these are some of the most detailed ships I've ever done. There's wire in the masts, so they're extra sturdy. There is also a bit of quilling around the bow of the two larger ships. Finished with a UV gloss spray to protect against moisture and time.

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WishExpedition23 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know what to call this: Awesome or Epic Win!!! :D
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesomely epic win? LOL. Thank you! 
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WishExpedition23 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gasp.... GENIUS!!! :D
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Dragonheart27 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
what sort of books do you make these out of? Are the books at all related to the sculptures? Those are awesome ships, btw. :love:
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Basically any. I usually use hard covers. Paperbacks don't fall open very well. I try to make the sculpture relate to the book or the title subject. I'm pretty sure "Bring Me A Unicorn" had nothing to do with actual unicorns, I just liked the title.
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Dragonheart27 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I think it is neat that you use books/titles related to your work. It would be a bit weird (though maybe amusing, I don't know) if you made a unicorn out of a math book of something... :XD:
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, I don't know, I was always day dreaming in math class so it may be fitting.
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Dragonheart27 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
So true...:XD: In one of my high school math classes I did a swirly doodle that I liked so much I turned it into a stencil and made a couple acrylic paintings with it. :D So math can be artistically inspiring.
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randomacity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
THIS IS SO COOL
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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