Frankenstein Book Carving
This book carving is completely one of a kind. I will not repeat images. What you are seeing are the actual pages in the book itself. My process is to take away pages or portions of pages in order to leave things exposed. This is all created by hand...lots of xacto blades, tweezers 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.
Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" is a story that has always stuck with me. I remember reading it in high school and feeling so sorry for Frankenstein's creature. I purposely exposed "Frankenstein" in the top left hand corner as well as the "Inspired by Frankenstein" on the top/center.
The image is of a hand reaching out to correlate with the quote exposed above it. "I continued for the remainder of the day in my hovel in a state of utter and stupid despair. My protectors had departed, and had broken the only link that held me to the world."
This quote absolutely spoke to my soul.
Can be displayed on any shelf, table, mantle, dresser, etc...
This piece is currently being displayed at RedClay Ciderworks in Charlotte, NC. If you purchase it, I kindly request that you allow it to be displayed for the remainder of September as I am the featured artist of the month in their tap house. Cheers!