Original Carvings and Sculptures

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"Leonardo da Vinci" Carved into the paper of five volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica / 1957 Edition. He is within these actual volumes as I try to include my subjects in all of my book carvings. This carving is based on the well-known self-portrait sketch done in red chalk on paper.

Since these carvings are done in actual books, I have the opportunity to reveal text that I feel is relevant to my subject even though the text is not actually in context to the subject. Leonardo da Vinci was a scientist as well as an artist. He lived and worked in a time when religion was more prominent and powerful than politics or science. I have found both within these volumes. So, on the right side pages of the piece I have revealed the words "Catholic Truth" and on the left side pages I've revealed "Hydrostatic Equilibrium" which is the balanced state of fluid and a basic of physics. Revealing text within these books is a fun inclusion when the opportunity presents itself.

There is another interesting aspect of this piece in my opinion. The finish I applied darkened the carved paper portion giving it the appearance of grey stone.

11-1/4" x 8" x 8-1/2"

This piece is available. Please email lundycupp@comcast.net for price.
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"Leonardo da Vinci" Carved into the paper of five volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica / 1957 Edition. He is within these actual volumes as I try to include my subjects in all of my book carvings. This carving is based on the well-known self-portrait sketch done in red chalk on paper.

Since these carvings are done in actual books, I have the opportunity to reveal text that I feel is relevant to my subject even though the text is not actually in context to the subject. Leonardo da Vinci was a scientist as well as an artist. He lived and worked in a time when religion was more prominent and powerful than politics or science. I have found both within these volumes. So, on the right side pages of the piece I have revealed the words "Catholic Truth" and on the left side pages I've revealed "Hydrostatic Equilibrium" which is the balanced state of fluid and a basic of physics. Revealing text within these books is a fun inclusion when the opportunity presents itself.

There is another interesting aspect of this piece in my opinion. The finish I applied darkened the carved paper portion giving it the appearance of grey stone.

11-1/4" x 8" x 8-1/2"

This piece is available. Please email lundycupp@comcast.net for price.
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"Native American Chief" Book Carving. Carved into five volumes of American Peoples Encyclopedias / 1969 Edition. These are real books that I have carved into the paper. Please email for pricing.
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"Native American Chief" Book Carving. Carved into five volumes of American Peoples Encyclopedias / 1969 Edition. These are real books that I have carved into the paper. Please email for pricing.
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"Lost Heritage" Carved books. Carved into seven volumes of American Educator Encyclopedias. 1964 Edition. 9-3/4" H x 8" W x 7" D
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"Abraham Lincoln" Carved books. Carved into five volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica / 1964 Edition. These are real books that I have carved into the paper. (No longer available)
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"Abraham Lincoln" Carved books. Carved into five volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica / 1964 Edition. These are real books that I have carved into the paper. (No longer available)
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"Abraham Lincoln" Book carving. Carved into five volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica / 1964 Edition. These are real books that I have carved into the paper. (No longer available)
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"Albert Einstein" Carved books. He is carved into five American Peoples Encyclopedias. 1969 Edition. 11" H x 8-1/2" W x 7-3/4" D / (No longer available)
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"Bookface 1" Carved books. These are five real books. The stripes in the face are the printed words. 8-1/2 inches tall. (No longer available)