In normal circumstances I would shudder at the very notion of someone taking a craft knife to a book.
the skill and imagination involved in this work really is inspiring stuff.
Eye Spy: Su Blackwell
”I often work within the realm of fairy-tales and folk-lore. I began making a series of book-sculpture, cutting-out images from old books to create three-dimensional diorama’s, and displaying them inside wooden boxes”.
”For the cut-out illustrations, I tend to lean towards young-girl characters, placing them in haunting, fragile settings, expressing the vulnerability of childhood, while also conveying a sense of childhood anxiety and wonder. There is a quiet melancholy in the work, depicted in the material used, and choice of subtle colour.”
Words taken From Su’s web profile see here.