Beautiful book sculptures

Matilda, detail
Matilda, detail. Copyright Su Blackwell.

If you love books, fairy tales and magic (and if you don’t, what’s wrong with you?!), then you’ll love this.

Su Blackwell creates exquisite book-sculptures, like the one above and below. Her cut-out paper designs depict magical fairy-tale forests and houses. I’ve followed her work for a while now and it is truly stunning.

The Lake and the Boat, detail
The Lake and the Boat, detail. Copyright Su Blackwell.

Here are some paper roses, which she created for ‘Myself’ magazine…

Paper roses

Paper roses 2

Paper roses 3
And check out this 50-second short stop-motion film which she created with animator Carmen Bromfield Mason. Music by Meret Becker.

I don’t think I’ve ever used the word ‘charming’ on this blog before, but that’s the word I would use to describe the animation. The world needs more of this sort of charm, I reckon (click on the link and it should take you to Vimeo):






2 thoughts on “Beautiful book sculptures”

  1. Thank you Katherine for introducing me to the world of Su Blackwell. The sculptures are indeed beautiful and the video charming. I would love to see more of her work. It’s the sort of thing that’s right up my street. Thanks again x


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