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Painted Book Sculptures by Mike Stilkey

LA-based artist Mike Stilkey creates whimsical painted sculptures out of stacked books.

“Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer, Stilkey depicts a melancholic and at times a whimsical cast of characters inhabiting ambiguous spaces and narratives of fantasy and fairy tales. A lingering sense of loss and longing hints at emotional depth and draws the viewer into their introspective thrall with a mixture of capricious poetry, wit, and mystery. His work is reminiscent of Weimar-era German expressionism and his style has been described by some as capturing features of artists ranging from Edward Gorey to Egon Schiele.”

via Flavorwire Mike Stilkey’s website

Art Posted on July 25, 2012