you and your friends (are monsters) / book art object / art object / original art / art gift / literary gift / book lover / home decor


you and your friends (are monsters) / book art object / art object / original art / art gift / literary gift / gift for a book lover / vintage book / home decor

you and your friends (are monsters)

book art objects: take a vintage book (originally this was an unused but discarded notebook), varnish it shut, prime it and paint it, then collage it (with a strips from a pair of original drawings, ink on photo paper), add other elements (found paper, wax prints, etc) and seal it all with varnish once more (the surface is smooth and glassy to the touch)

now: the book has been repurposed into an art object, with the previous subject matter displaced; this is part of what makes it new and original, and why it deserves an invented title

art object / book sculpture –– intended as a home decor accent or touch; an affordable, easily transportable means of redecorating

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)

8.5 x 5.5 x .35 inches

the finish is durable; this art is meant to be picked up and handled

Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?
― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
― Friedrich Nietzsche

A monster. You and your friends, all of you. Pretty monsters. It's a stage all girls go through. If you're lucky you get through it without doing any permanent damage to yourself or anyone else.
― Kelly Link

I wasn't a sex symbol, I was a sex zombie.
–– Veronica Lake

packaged in a clear sleeve for gift giving, with an explanatory card

a unique gift for a book or art lover

Everything from my store comes with an extra art surprise.


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