Book sculpture is my creative outlet to highlight an appreciation of the little things in life. A good book, a beautiful tree, a flower in full bloom.
With my scissors, glue and paper, and led by the title of the books I chance upon in antique and charity shops, I am able to recreate plants, animals, architecture and literary scenes with all the details I love on a manageable scale.
Having started book sculpting during my A-Levels I continued for the following 5 years to produce a series titled 'From Within a Book'. This led to some incredible opportunities including exhibiting my books in Cambridge, London and Hong Kong as well as appearing on ITV and being commissioned by the National Trust property Wimpole Hall. Having taken the last three years out to finish a History of Art degree and try numerous other pursuits I have realised that actually I am very happy book sculpting and so am back with scissors and glue in hand once more.
I now sell my sculptures through an online shop (link in menu above). Each piece takes many hours to create so check regularly for updates or follow me on Twitter (@emmataylorbooks) where I post my most recent works before they are available to purchase online.