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Su Blackwell-the Other Life of Books February 11, 2010

Posted by leskanturek in 3-D work, Books, Handmade, Student Blog posts.
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Post by Brianne Bowers:

(Above) Pandora Opens Box 2009  (all photos and work from http://www.sublackwell.co.uk/  and © Su Blackwell)


If you’ve walked past the windows in Kate’s Paperie on 13th Street a few months ago you will have noticed works by artist Su Blackwell. I discovered this London based artist a few years ago when researching paper cut artists. Her altered book/pop-up style book sculptures have garnered a lot of  notice, leading to  magazine and other commissions, such as The Times Magazine, Waitrose, Food Illustrated, Vogue, Cartier Store (Paris) and Beringer Wine.

(above) Chatsworth Derbyshire’ A Guide


Su attended Royal College or Art in London and majored in Textiles.  What makes her work appealing is how delicate and precise her cuts are all while keeping them within the pages of an old book. These cut-outs can take up to a month to complete.

(above) Alice – A Mad Tea Party

space(above) Alice Through the Looking Glass

(above) The Wizard of Oz photographed by Irene CooperS


As seen above, Blackwell has cut Illustrations for stories such as Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz.  Su has also made her creations come to life in various stop motion commercials which you can view on her website. http://www.sublackwell.co.uk/

-Brianne Bowers



1. mallorymurray - February 11, 2010

These are absolutely gorgeous – thanks for sharing!

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