Or this sculptural mobile hanging from the corner of a room in your home would continually uplift spirits as well as being a great talking point. Mixed media artist Lisa Occhipinti creates these mobiles and sell them through The Shop House.
Some artists alter a book to make a statement about the original work. Laura Prentice has converted an old medical textbook ‘Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy’ into ‘Attack of the Octopus’ which she describes as ‘nonsensical, sci-fi alterations pertaining to octopuses, aliens and the exploration of human anatomy’. Laura also sells on etsy. Check out her original Chicago Houses Series for original works at extremely low prices.
If you displayed an altered book such as Andrew Sty’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ you could flip a page daily to have an ever changing stimulating environment.
Short of cash? No problem! These artists provide inspiration to us to make our own altered books. For further inspiration maybe download a free copy of Art Trader Magazine a web based publication focused on altered books, artist trading cards and art journals. And don’t forget to become a follower of this blog to be in the running to win one of Susan Ure’s publications on altering books.