Rapunzel by Samantha Press
“3-dimensional book sculpture of Rapunzel in her window, braid hanging from the edge. Crafted from a new (not rare) copy of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales,” this piece measures approx 11.25” wide, 7.75” tall not including the braid, which adds an additional 9.5”
Rapunzel by Heidi Burton
Altered Moleskine journal illustrating the folktale ‘Rapunzel’ as recorded by the Brothers Grimm.
Wonderland Series by Kirsty Mitchell
Kirsty Mitchell’s late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen’s death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography.
She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created Wonderland, an ethereal fantasy world. The photographic series began as a small summer project but grew into an inspirational creative journey. ‘Real life became a difficult place to deal with, and I found myself retreating further into an alternative existence through the portal of my camera,’ said the artist.
Read the full story here.
Paper Craft Tunnel Books by Patricia Sarrafian Ward
1. I Dreamt I Was Sleeping (2009) - Accordion Tunnel Book
2. Briar Rose: It Was What I Wanted (2010) - Paper Diorama
3. Insomnia Dream (2007) - Tunnel book
Dualism in Storytelling by Hiroko Matshushita
Hiroko’s accordion fold book reflects the dualistic elements commonly explored within fairytales, such as good vs. evil and old vs. young. She then cleverly illustrated both sides of the long strip of paper with two versions of the same story- one with a happy ending, and the other with an unhappy one.
“The point is that these two stories are connected to each other through holes represented as windows and a mirror, reversing inside and outside, and giving the perspective of different points of view.”
An e-book version of the unhappy ending can be viewed here!
Rapunzel by book artist Dennis Yuen
Cotton cords, Asahi bookcloth, Davey bookboard, Canson paper, linen threads, 2-needle coptic binding 58”w x 35”d x 3.25”h
“Rapunzel is the first piece in a series that re-tells familiar children stories though books, but only through the physicality of these books. Every material in this book is white (or off-white), so the viewer is confronted with its physical form, and forced to address it. Embodied into its binding and form, the essence of Rapunzel can be seen and touched through the physical book.”