“Rebirth of Venus”

This book was carved from a Guideposts Condensed Book. I am not all that fond of the concept of condensed books, so it doesn’t really weigh on my conscience to turn it into art, unlike it would if I were to carve up a novel or Bible that was still in good reading condition.

I decided to work with the element of symmetry for this book. And, since this book had no desirable illustrations to work with, I injected it with some imagery from my goodie bag that I have been collecting from various sources.

A book carving (altered book, book sculpture) carved from a Guideposts Condensed book. Carved by Jedidiah FlemingA book carving (altered book, book sculpture) carved from a Guideposts Condensed book. Carved by Jedidiah Fleming.

A book carving (altered book, book sculpture) carved from a Guideposts Condensed book. Carved by Jedidiah Fleming