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Book Landscapes Does Not Really Begin To Describe What is Going On Here

Inside of a dog it's too dark to read

If you liked our post about book Christmas Trees, but felt a little uncomfortable about the cracking of spines and slicing of pages, you might want to skip this post.

Says artist Kyle Kirkpatrick about his dioramas, carved into books and populated with tiny plastic people:

My practice is primarily concerned with the notion of the imagined landscape. I present man-made objects and natural materials simultaneously to form carefully and meticulously composed installation works. I capitalize on intrigue taking objects out of context reinventing their use, pushing the viewer to see beyond what I present before them, a glass could be interpreted as a lake or a metal bracket a cliff.

Or an old encyclopedia could be seen as an extensive cave system, only in the process of being explored.


(Pictures by Leo Reynolds via Colossal.)

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