Su Blackwell and the book-sculptures

2013, The Raven

…and the book comes to life!

Su Blackwell is an artist working predominantly within the realm of paper.

Su has exhibited her exquisite sculptures around the World. Her illustrated book of fairy tales ‘The Fairytale Princess’, written by Wendy Jones, and published by Thames & Hudson was released in 2012. Su has designed art fabric for Liberty London, and  her illustrations are contributed to a regular column in ‘Intelligent Life’ magazine and Harper’s Bazaar UK. Su has also turned her hand to art-direction for commercials, for clients such as Volvo and British Airways, and to theatre set-design. In 2011, Su was asked to design the set for The Rose Theatre’s production of ‘The Snow Queen’.

“I always read the book first, at least once or twice, and then I begin to create the work, cutting out, adding details. The detail is what brings it all together, the magic element. It is a tediously slow process.”


2012, The Little Prince. Commission

2011, The Orient Express, Commission

2011, The Baron in the Trees.

2011, The Baron in the Trees, detail

2010, Jorinde and Jorindel.

2010, Little Red Riding Hood

2010, Little Red Riding Hood, detail

2010, Wuthering Heights. Purchased by The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth

2009, Hope

2008, Down the Rabbit Hole

2007, The Twelve Dancing Princesses

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2 Responses to Su Blackwell and the book-sculptures

  1. Those are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Chiara says:

    Your welcome! I’m glad you like it.

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