boxing is easy / book art object / art object / original art / art gift / literary gift / gift for a book lover / vintage book / home decor


boxing is easy; love is much harder

book art objects: take a vintage hardcover book (even better –– a book found or rescued), varnish the pages shut, prime/gesso the cover, paint an original image on that cover, draw or paint or collage addition imagery to the back cover, seal the images with gloss varnish (glass smooth to the touch)

now that the book has been repurposed into an object, the original subject matter has been displaced; this is part of what makes it new and original

in this case, I have invented a new title as well

art object / book sculpture –– intended as a home decor accent or touch

to sit on a coffee table or mantle or bookshelf (this is the kind of art that travels with you, even to your cubicle at work)

6 x 9 x 1 inches

an art object meant to be picked up and handled

the front cover is wax monoprint from an original drawing, pressed against gesso, then sealed with gloss varnish

the back cover is wax as well, with its inscription scratched into the paint

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
~ Lao Tzu

Boxing is smoky halls and kidneys battered until they bleed.
~ Roger Kahn

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

a found/rescued book (in this case, from a departmental move)

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.


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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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  • Digital downloads
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