Carved from 284 pages of a miscellaneous vintage book, pre-1950’s with a guest appearance from Mary Poppins, Michael and Jane Banks and the family dog at the rear! I like the idea that there are secret goings-on behind the Book Tonic facade – which contribute to the idea of the power of the tonic!
This whimsical and imperfectly perfect paper sculpture is handmade and captured inside a glass cloche, the sculpture itself is approximately 12cm tall. It is a perfectly serious prescription and is just what the doctor ordered after last year!
The actual Book Tonic for this listing is shown from all sides on the black background – reflection is so hard to photograph that as i wanted to get this one out quickly for people i have short cut the photography process. So please excuse me. I have shown a photo of another Book Tonic in the styled photo just to describe the look once it is under the cloche. Although you might laugh at me having time to parade some Poppins characters in front of the camera!
No book behaves consistently and all sorts of anomalies arise when you turn a book inside out to get the perfectly spaced page spiral. But the concept of a book being a tonic for the soul…a good book of course! really resonated with my whimsical side and the fact these bottles are part of my first experimental session is kind of endearing so I’ll let them pass muster into a glass cloche for any of you book lovers that prompted me to when I posted them on Instagram! You can leave the label on or untie it if you’d like a more neutral paper sculpture.
When I make the Secret Vintage Booksafes I try not to waste any of the paper i carve out and re-use it to make these endearing three dimensional book sculptures for the bookish amongst us. They are a delightfully dimensional addition to bookshelves and mantles and great gifts for book lovers. No one is the same and all have an individuality defined by their paper adornments or the back page on their reverse.
All the information of the book that they were carved from is on a label on the base so that you will always have the historical details kept with it.
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BTW. If you’ve managed to read this far, you will find out that I often have many more secret vintage booksafes on my shelf in the studio or in the process of being made-up, so please if you’re looking for something special for someone special, from a certain book or a particular silhouette shape – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and enquire as to what I can do. I can send you photos of what i have or I can let you know what custom options can be done to fulfil a special wish.