0
Shares

Painted Book Sculptures by Mike Stilkey

Published Jul 25, 2012

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

POSTED BY

IG Team

0
Shares

More articles

10 Great Free Design Learning Resources – Creative Business No.2

Australian artist creates the largest public artwork in the Southern Hemisphere

All things red — Color Inspiration No.1

7 ways to get your creative mojo back

You might like these too

More Stacked Book Artworks by Mike Stilkey

Recent work by one of our favorites, LA-based artist Mike Stilkey (previously here and here). More art on the grid via My Modern Met

Formula 1 Artworks by Paul Oz

We’re loving this incredible selection of F1 paintings and artworks by British artist Paul Oz, including a stunning 160kg bronze statue of Ayrton Senna taking…

Brush Strokes: Paintings by Donald Martiny

American artist Donald Martiny celebrates the evocative power of the brushstroke in this series of large-scale artworks. “Each painting captures a small action, as few…

Altar: Fantastic Artworks by Chad Wys

Illinois-based fine artist Chad Wys creates vibrant collages and sculptures with found objects. “One of the most transformative experiences of my life was standing close…

#want

How far is a light year? Art Print

Cooluli Mini Fridge

LEFF Amsterdam Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Back to the Future Replica License Plate

Suck UK Pencil Sharpener Desk Tidy

Funko Pop! Artists: Vincent Van Gogh

These are affiliate links to Amazon and other partner brands. We may earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase.
There is no extra cost to you, so it’s just a nice way to help support the site.

Follow Inspiration Grid

Related

inspiration

More Stacked Book Artworks by Mike Stilkey

Formula 1 Artworks by Paul Oz

Brush Strokes: Paintings by Donald Martiny

Altar: Fantastic Artworks by Chad Wys

Optical Float Paintings by Wilfried Grootens

Brand Loyalty: I’m Lovin’ It – Exhibition at Gallery Nine5

Pencilism: Artworks Made of Pencils by Federico Uribe

Stacks of Publications Carved from Wood by Randall Rosenthal

Awesome products for creatives

How far is a light year? Art Print

Cooluli Mini Fridge

LEFF Amsterdam Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Back to the Future Replica License Plate

Suck UK Pencil Sharpener Desk Tidy

Funko Pop! Artists: Vincent Van Gogh

These are affiliate links to Amazon and other partner brands. We may earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase.
There is no extra cost to you, so it’s just a nice way to help support the site.

Inspiration
in your inbox

Amazing art & design, never any spam.

Thanks for subscribing!
We'll be in touch soon.

We care about protecting your data. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more.



© 2019 Inspiration Grid, all rights reserved. Some of our posts may contain affiliate links to partner brands. We earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase. There is no extra cost to you, so it’s just a nice way to help support the site. All images, videos, and other content posted on the site is attributed to their creators and original sources. If you see something wrong here or you would like to have it removed, please contact us.