Book Sculpture Gone Wild

You can make sculptures with almost anything and everything: marble, stone, paper, wood … and even books . In Seoul, South Korea’s Starfield COEX Mall Library , which we featured back in January of this year, there’s an impressive example of book art.

The Starfield Mall collaborated with artist Mike Stillkey , who specializes in making sculptures by stacking books. And to celebrate the Winter holidays, the latter has imagined a display that takes the form of a sculpture 9 meters high … composed of 14,000 books .

This display is divided into three “book walls” that illustrate Winter scenes hand-painted by the artist directly on the books. You can see a reindeer and a rabbit toboggan, different animals riding a unicycle , or two cats dancing on the head of a bear .

The artist reveals through his book sculptures a wonderful world where animals are “humanized” , to the delight of visitors to this library. If you enjoyed this creative display for the holidays , you should visit Stillkey’s website.

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