Character Art Painted on Stacks of Books by Mike Stilkey

Character Art Painted on Stacks of Books by Mike Stilkey

Artist Mike Stilkey has created a series of book sculptures in which he paints fantastical animal and human characters directly on stacks of books. Stilkey uses a combination of ink, colored pencil, paint, and lacquer on the sculptures. They range in size from a few books to wall-sized installations. He talks about his process in this 3-part interview with Fully Booked (part 1, part 2, and part 3). His book sculptures are available at Gilman Contemporary gallery in Ketchum, Idaho.

Character Art Painted on Stacks of Books by Mike Stilkey

Character Art Painted on Stacks of Books by Mike Stilkey

Character Art Painted on Stacks of Books by Mike Stilkey

Character Art Painted on Stacks of Books by Mike Stilkey

photos via Mike Stilkey

via Art Is A Way, Lustik, Colossal

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