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This is my newest book sculpture, made out of “The Book Thief” by Marcus Zusak. It’s a little hard to see in the photos, but it’s Death in the center, reading a book called “Death and Liesel.” ¬†Around him are scattered other books, each made with a title of a chapter from the book. In the lower left corner lies Papa’s accordion. In the front center is the quote:

"The Book Thief—Last Line

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right

Now I know that in the book, Death is specifically described as NOT looking like the grim reaper. However, one has to take some artistic liberties sometimes when making these things, and I could not for the life of me think of anything else to do. Each book is made out of the title of a chapter, and I have Death reading “Death and Liesel,” which I think is fitting. A book titled “The Book Thief” is laying on the right of Death.

I welcome any and all feedback, EXCEPT any negative comments about “destroying” a book…. I’ve had this conversation too many times to have it again. Other than that, please let me know what you think!¬†

Also, you can buy my commissioned book sculptures here

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posted 1 year ago on December 20, 2012  with 150 notes
tagged as: The Book Thief    Marcus Zusak    book sculpture    book    art    words    reading    commission    custom   




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    this is amazing. and i’m kind of pissed off that i didn’t think of doing this for art or graphics.
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