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.
photos via Mike Stilkey