Paper Figures and Objects by Bethany Bickley Spring From Book Pages

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A measure of well-written fiction is its ability to provoke clear images in the minds of its readers. For Bethany Bickley, though, the joy of envisioning protagonists and scenery has a more literal element. The Savannah-based artist utilizes pages torn from classics, magazines, and contemporary works to fashion distinctive paper sculptures of clenched fists, a lounging reader, and a trio of masks. Each figurative work serves as a tangible representation of otherwise imagined visuals.

Among her bookish sculptures are the iconic pear tree from Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, a seated Esther Greenwood from Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, and an amalgam of weapons and detective objects to symbolize the thriller genre. In a statement, Bickley said she merges narrative and imagery “to tell a story with impact and purpose. If there are no visuals, I create them.”

To see more of the artist’s illustrative projects and take a peek at her process, head to Instagram. (via designboom)

 

Paper Figures and Objects by Bethany Bickley Spring From Book Pages

Paper Figures and Objects by Bethany Bickley Spring From Book Pages

Paper Figures and Objects by Bethany Bickley Spring From Book Pages

Paper Figures and Objects by Bethany Bickley Spring From Book Pages

Paper Figures and Objects by Bethany Bickley Spring From Book Pages

Paper Figures and Objects by Bethany Bickley Spring From Book Pages

Paper Figures and Objects by Bethany Bickley Spring From Book Pages

Paper Figures and Objects by Bethany Bickley Spring From Book Pages

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