Dream Big Little Lark, 2019, carved books sculpture, 36 x 60 inches

Dream Big Little Lark, 2019, carved books sculpture, 36 x 60 inches

Dream Big Little Lark, 2019, carved books sculpture, 36 x 60 inches

Dream Big Little Lark, 2019, carved books sculpture, 36 x 60 inches

Organizing the books by size, language, and color

Dream Big Little Lark, 2019, carved books sculpture, 36 x 60 inches

Laying out the design and marking the depth to cut out.

The number of inches of material to leave starting at the spine

Beginning to cut with a band saw

Beginning to cut with a band saw

Pegasus starting to emerge

SO MUCH DUST EVERYWHERE

There she is

There she is

There she is

There she is

There she is

Dream Big Little Lark

This sculpture was commissioned by the Qatar Foundation as part of the arts exhibition for the National Reading Campaign at the Doha International Book Fair. There was an open call based on a theme, from which I was selected.

To create this sculpture I collected almost 100 books, some used, some new. After binding them together, I carved them using a band saw and power grinder before mounting into a wooden frame.