I have been a huge fan of British artist Su Blackwell’s work for many years. Many of her projects involve recycling books into works of art. I recently stumbled across a wonderful older project of her’s called “Literary Houses.”
Blackwell recreated the homes of respected women writers of the 19th century, such as Jane Austen, Daphne Du Maurier, and Charlotte Brontë. The amazing sculptural paper houses were created from pages of the authors’ most famous books.
The project was inspired by a series of articles in the Guardian titled “Writer’s Rooms,” offering a peak into the process involved in creating some of Britain’s most beloved books. Blackwell wrote:
This made me think about the homes of famous women writers, homes that have now become museums, where we can go to pay homage to these writers, with the hope that their homes will imbue us with inspiration, or enable us a glimpse into their world.