Tuesday, 18 August 2015

So many books, so little time

Last week I found myself in downtown LA and wandered into a magical place called 'The Last Bookstore'. It was a bizarre book shop with books stacked to the ceiling and inside vaults you climb into, tunnels of books you walk through and an actual labyrinth of books that you weave your way through to get to the exit on the other side. It was a curious place. It even had pennies tile the floor (see photo below).

If you're in LA you have to give it a look (website), and not just because they also host an art gallery for local artists and upon chatting to one of the organisers I was asked to sell prints of my illustrations there (!)

This place was fun inspiration for the project I am in the middle of - my 'Alice in Wonderland' commission. On that note, scroll past the iPhone photos I took of 'The Last Bookstore' and see my work-in-progress snaps of this project. If you follow me on Instagram then you probably already saw my furniture. This is the rest I've created thus far. There's an un-birthday cake, a Charlotte cake with pocketwatch, another cake, English tea time sandwiches and fairy cakes etc, and books and teapots to fill the table.

Also, see some of the planning for this Alice in Wonderland miniature piece in my previous post here.

PS Title quote by Frank Zappa. "So many books, so little time".

Downtown LA baby! (I love it there).













My work-in-progress Alice in Wonderland project...




2 comments:

carmen near said...

WOW! its simply GORGEOUS!

Tona Smith said...

Love it!!! Your stuff is always amazing!!!

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