Kerry Miller, of Great Britain, uses her artistic talents in a unique way.
She re-invents antique books, long ignored and cast off,
giving them new lives and new purposes as true works of art!
Kerry explains, "As technology threatens to replace the printed word,
there has never been a better time to re-imagine the book."
Each book is deconstructed by reverently cutting out the illustrations.
In the case of black and white images, Kerry sometimes
hand-paints them with watercolors or inks.
She re-builds the book by layering the pieces in one of two 3D approaches:
an explosion of images, bursting forth to capture our interest,
or a diorama, reaching within the confines of the book's covers
to offer a peek at the wonders inside.
Here's to appreciating the past,
the rewards of reading,
and the artistry of Kerry Miller!
A Handbook to the Order Lepidoptera
Vols 1 & 3, published 1896
The Boy's Own Annual 1886
Britain's Birds and their Nests, published 1910.
The Book of Days, Vol. 1, published 1897.
Familiar Garden Flowers, published circa 1880.
Harmsworth's Household Encyclopedia, published 1923.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published 1928.
Textbook of Massage, published 1910.
You can view lots more at Kerry's website.
Images used with direct permission from Kerry Miller.