Monday, January 25, 2010

Mike Stilkey

Whoa. Lisa sent me this link about the work of artist Mike Stilkey.

His subjects are a little twisted and spindley, ghostly and gaunt. Painting on the spines of books gives a sense of depth of character and a very tangible weight to his works.

I like how the books (and the paintings) seem to spill off a shelf, almost as if they fell there and the characters were formed, and that they could just as quickly fall to the ground and be gone.

No comments: