mikestilkey.com - installations

Unlike most normal people, LA artist Mike Stilkey doesn’t just read books, he paints on them. The artist arranges thousands of old books and paints the books’ spines using pen and ink and acrylics.

"Commissioned by Modern Art Oxford and the Fruitmarket Gallery, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller created an entire house made out of books."

House Made Entirely Out of Books

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller The House of Books Has No Windows, 2008 Commissioned by Modern Art Oxford and The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

New Paintings on Salvaged Books by Mike Stilkey painting books

New Paintings on Salvaged Books by Mike Stilkey

Artist Mike Stilkey uses the covers of books reclaimed from library trash heaps as a canvas for his whimsical paintings. He works with a mix of ink, colore

Mike Stilkey’s Wonderfully Whimsical Book Paintings

Mike Stilkey’s Wonderfully Whimsical Book Paintings

Painted Book Sculptures by Mike Stilkey LA-based artist Mike Stilkey creates whimsical painted sculptures out of stacked books.

The Gentleman From Indianapolis.

Artist Mike Stilkey creates paintings using old book covers from his local library.

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These 12 sculptures, paintings, installations and even entire buildings take discarded books and give them new meaning and value.

Mike Stilkey paintings: Mike Stilkey Paintings on discarded books

Mike Stilkey's paintings on salvaged books - in pictures

Artist Mike Stilkey uses the covers of discarded library books as canvases for his whimsical paintings, writes Kathryn Bromwich

Il pittore e illustratore Mike Stilkey è un accanito topo di biblioteca, ma di un genere molto particolare. Nelle biblioteche va a cercare vecchi romanzi dimenticati, destinati ad essere gettati nella spazzatura, e li salva dando loro una stupefacente seconda vita: diventano le tele per le  sue incredibili opere d'arte.

Opere d'arte dipinte sul dorso di centinaia di libri scartati

Los Angeles-based painter Mike Stilkey re-uses books that he salvages from library dumpsters as sculptural canvases.

Books are art.

Books are art.

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The Quite Allure of Existence "I love the idea that animals have human characteristics and emotions. I observe this every day with our cats...

The Quite Allure of Existence "I love the idea that animals have human characteristics and emotions. I observe this every day with our cats.

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