2 August 2010

Illustration Friday - Artificial





Artificial pear - paper sculpture


I decided to try something completely different for this week's Illustration Friday task. The word is 'artificial' and I've created an artificial fruit that does in fact have a real stalk! I carved the pear from an old paperback book, coloured the edges with ink and added a real stalk with a paper leaf, after I'd eaten the real pear!




My inspiration for this was a new book I bought at the weekend. Check this out if you like playing with paper.

32 comments:

  1. Wow, completely different Caroline, I love it.

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  2. very clever, but more importantly, a beautiful piece of art.

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  3. This turned out beautifully Caroline. I have noticed around the blogasphere that book art is having a resurgance. I can remember making different things out of old REader's Digest Magazines with my Mom many years ago. Of course your pear is much more intricate than anything we did. Your pear is amazing. I will have to try to find this book. It is obviously inspirational.

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  4. OMG...fabulous!!!!!!!!

    Aother book to add to my studio? Yikes, there's no room!

    Great job Caroline. XX

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  5. What a refreshing idea! Wonderful!

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  6. Different but with delicious result :)

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  7. Wow! I love it. I must have that book - I'll be looking for it the next time I'm at the bookstore.

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  8. Amazing and beautiful! I love it.

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  9. What a cool idea! And what a gorgeous piece of work. It really turned out well.

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  10. Hey, THIS is an interesting interpretation. And a beautiful work of art. And the stalk on top of it is the special touch. This is really inspiring.

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  11. it's so pretty I could eat it!

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  12. AMAZING! What a cool idea and so well executed! I am wondering how many days it took to create..well worth it! GREAT! Love the use of natural stalk.

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  13. That is sooooo cool, Caroline!! What a great idea!! Wonderful!! Hugs, Silke

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  14. This is so cool! I remember doing Christmas trees out of old Reader's Digests in grade schoool, but this takes the cake. You did a great job on the shape and the photograph ain't too shabby either.

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  15. This is the coolest pear!
    i also like that you used a real stem, too sweet !
    :-)

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  16. Hi Caroline, you'd asked about the Décopatch paper technique I used...it is similiar to tissue paper but it is much tougher and the finish when it dries is altogether different from anything else I've ever used. I think it's sold in some isolated locations in the States, I don't know about Malaysia.

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  17. Wow! That's amazingly beautiful!
    Very very unique and beautiful!
    I love to have a bite even it's artificail!

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  18. This is so beautiful! And what a great idea.

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  19. Wow!!! It's really beautiful Caroline! So different and clever :)

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  20. wow so beautiful! this book continue it life in more artistic way!

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  21. Very cool. I hope it was a bad book.

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  22. That is totally cool Caroline!! It must have been great fun to do!

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  23. Oh my goodness, gracious, this is just divine, Caroline! I want one! : ) How absolutely gorgeous!!

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  24. OMG what a special pear you have created!
    this book is fun!
    Hope you are doing ok dear!
    When will your daughter get married? I think that is soon......

    take care!
    >M<

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  25. That pear is absolutely wonderful Caroline. What an amazing talent you have. It really does look sculptural.

    I love the gifts in the post post too. What gorgeously colourful artwork and that handmade book is so sweet. I have often toyed with the idea of making a little book myself...hmm...I will have to think about that one.

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  26. This is just the coolest! Love that you added a real stem.

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  27. ...you are so creative. This is stunningly cool!

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