British artist Emma Taylor crafts incredible sculptures from old books she finds at charity and antique stores, giving discarded titles a new lease of life.
“Book sculpture is my creative outlet to highlight an appreciation of the little things in life,” Taylor tells My Modern Met. “A good book, a beautiful tree, a flower in full bloom.”
From a ship sailing through paper waves to forests springing up from centerfolds, each artfully crafted piece is inspired by the stories in the original book. “With my scissors, glue and paper, and led by the title of the books I chance upon in antique and charity shops,” the artist explains, “I am able to recreate plants, animals, architecture and literary scenes with all the details I love on a manageable scale.”