Stranger Beside Me / book art object / art object / original art / art gift / literary gift / gift for a book lover / vintage book
book art objects: take a vintage (even better, vintage and found/rescued) hardcover book, varnish the pages shut, prime and mask out certain aspects (title, imprint, etc) of the cover, paint an original image on that cover, seal with varnish: you now have a book transformed into an art object … perhaps you decorate the back cover as well … since the book has been repurposed into an object, the art may or may not have anything to do with the original subject matter; this is part of what makes it new
a vintage book with new, original painting on the cover
art object / book sculpture
a vintage book – in this case, called “Stranger Beside Me”, by Mabel Seeley (Kirkus calls it “a strange story of a strange marriage”
the pages have been varnished shut; you cannot open this book; it is now an art object, meant to sit on a coffee table or mantle or bookshelf
it is also meant to be handled – the artwork is sealed and protected by acrylic varnish
“Some tiny creature, mad with wrath, is coming nearer on the path.”
― Edward Gorey, The Evil Garden
this is a found/rescued book (in this case, from a sidewalk).
packaged in a clear sleeve for gift giving, with an explanatory card sticker on the back
a unique gift for a book or art lover.
Everything from my store comes with an extra art surprise.
1-3 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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