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Tom Sawyer Book Sculpture by wetcanvas Tom Sawyer Book Sculpture by wetcanvas
Tom Sawyer and Huckelberry Finn set sail in this book sculpture. The sculpture is made from a 1946 publication of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". Tom and Huck sit on a raft constructed of the books pages as they float down the Mississippi. Both figures are illustrations from the book that have been hand colored.

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JohnnyCade4EVR Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing!
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nancy24601 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
djkfnasljfnsjdn This is amazing! Wow! So beautiful!!! Great, amazing work!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! 
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PikLeTheDrangonEgg Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hey he has my same last name :XD:
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Filly8 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Georgous! The movement of the waves is absolutely amazing! Also a very intresting concept to make sculptures out of books. I have painted in a book before as part of a AP art project but otherwise never have done anythign with them. I have looked through your gallery a bit and the effects you can get are just amazing :) What a fun skill to have!

I will admit that i wish it wasn't classic editions you used though. I understand that they were going ot be given up but so are thousands of books that are not classic editions of famous novels. At the same time i can understand that the classic novel also enhances the artistic side of the piece though :)
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It does. I like to use older editions because I feel like the book itself tells a story. It makes me wonder who read it and what the boo meant to them. Then I'm not just refreshing (for lack of a better term) the book, but also the history. I hope that makes sense, it's hard to put into works.
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plooshkin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's amazing! It's a great idea, though its a shame about the book.
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. The majority of my books have been given to me by people who didn't want them anymore and were going to throw them out before I said I'd take them. I think of it as giving them a new life. Hope that makes you feel better about it!
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plooshkin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It does. I like collecting unwanted books, even if I don't need them for anything. I just always think it's sad that knowledge and art goes unappreciated.
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Featured... [link] :ahoy:
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FluteAphrael Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
This is incredibly amazing. Even better than the HP one. I love how you made the water from the book. Wow.
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You think so? That's awesome. I've got a soft spot for the classics so it makes me happy when people like them better than the modern books!
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isabel56 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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isabel56 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure
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mebeme14 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That looks amazing. :)
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thank you!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).


* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).


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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A real pleasure dear friend!

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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Writer
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Book sculpting is something I've only seen here (and it could at etsy [if your link goes there- I'll check]) and I like it. This piece is fun and "moving," seen in the expressions of the boys, the full "sail" and the 'bend' of the "water."
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I took a look at your page and read "The Music in the Water". It was very good. I've lived next to a creek nearly my entire life and in the Susquehanna River Valley, so I know just what you mean. Coming from someone who writes, I really appreciate your comment. I've heard everything from "I hate books, but this is cool" to "I love books, how could you do this!". It's nice to have a writer who obviously loves and is talented in their craft to appreciate my work. And yes, I'm on Etsy. There are a few other book sculptors there as well.
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Writer
Thanks for the compliment on that story! You must know water very well.
I lived near a mountain creek as described in "Music...Water" when younger.
And I'll visit Etsy soon. :hug:
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AnemyaPhotoCreations Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
A very nice new life for an old book ! ;) I love your waves ! :)
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I checked out your webpage a few days ago. All of the books you've posted look really nice! You've been working fast too!
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AnemyaPhotoCreations Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Jodi ! :) A new passion is born ! ;)
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
It is a very cool piece, and a great itsea, but I have to agree with GrimJak...
It's a shame to have had to carve up an old edition.
I won't say anything about the fact that my parents are buried about a hundred yards or so from Mark Twain.
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Steelmantis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your works great,
have to say though I a bit a odds with the use of a old classic book to do it with.
did it have to be such an old classic?
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. All of my books, except those that I need to purchase for a commission, have been discarded. Some are given to me by people who just don't want them anymore and some I've even pulled out of the library dumpster. I could buy a new book to sculpt, but I'd rather give a new life to an old book than have it waste away in a landfill.
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Steelmantis Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, I don't blame you there
just seems such a shame is all,
this one being a classic,
but understandable, buying new books is not cheap either
and yes in a way it's new life, especially if it was headed for a dumpster!!!
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eediah23 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool idea
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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