Shakespeare Book Carving
This book carving is completely one of a kind. I will not repeat images. What you see are the actual pages in the book. My process is to take away pages or portions of pages. This is all done by hand...xacto blades, tweezer and my glasses.
The outside of the book is bound (glued) shut so that it is one solid piece. The cover is free to open and close.
This book is a collection of Shakespeare's works. I chose to focus on "Romeo and Juliet" which is exposed in the top/center. I carved the image of a writing quill. The bottom of the quill passes through a quote by Mercutio. This quote is a foreshadowing for the remainder of the play. Plus, Mercutio is my favorite character.
Can be displayed on any shelf, table, mantle, dresser, etc...