Kerry Miller - <p>Book Sculptor,<br />
Oxfordshire, England</p>

Kerry Miller


Book Sculptor,
Oxfordshire, England

As technology threatens to replace the printed word, there has never been a better time to re-imagine the book.

After many years of working in collage and mixed media, Kerry began exploring ways of using old, discarded books, experimenting with deconstructing and rebuilding them to produce unique pieces of artwork. Her work is a means of distilling the essence of a book while releasing the images and allowing them to reach a new audience. “I view it as a collaboration, a partnership with the past, giving new purpose to old volumes that may otherwise never see the light of day or simply end up in recycling”.

For each book she works on, only the illustrations found within that particular volume(s) are used. If the picture doesn’t have color already, it is added using inks or watercolors.

A completed book sculpture has the intricacy of a Faberge egg creation while simultaneously existing as a recorded historical artifact. These intricately worked 3D books provide glimpses into a rich past and give them a new story to tell.

Museum Collections:
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

Selected Museum Group Exhibitions:
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, Texas
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson
Wildling Museum, Solvang, California
Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

Coming this Fall:
Group Exhibition at the Bruce Museum of Arts & Sciences, Greenwich, Connecticut
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin