‘inkblot4’ by bronia sawyer all images © bronia sawyer bronia sawyer: book sculptures

british artist bronia sawyer has extended her project ‘book sculptures’ with a compilation of pieces, each one exploring the idea of light, shadow and color. the ‘inkblot series’ are re-interpretations of the rorschach experiment, where she forms and moulds the pages to recreate the iconic test, the pleats of a flower are fashioned with ‘red bloom’ and organs are imitated with the medium of paper for ‘book lungs’. all of these most recent works combine the folded creations with controlled lighting and photography.

the artworks are often characterized by meticulous repetition, an expression of sawyer’s life-long struggle with dyslexia:

‘through my book sculptures I combine my old weaknesses with words with my artistic strength, and in doing so, have found that instead of fearing reading and writing, I have grown to love words. I see that they are beautiful, they are powerful and can be used like color in a painting to stir the imagination and communicate the magic inside of everybody‘.

bronia sawyer: book sculptures ‘inkblot’

bronia sawyer: book sculptures ‘inkblot2’

bronia sawyer: book sculptures ‘inkblot3’

bronia sawyer: book sculptures ‘inkblot5’

bronia sawyer: book sculptures ‘book1234gdergtrebg’

bronia sawyer: book sculptures ‘red bloom’

bronia sawyer: book sculptures ‘IMG_0862’

bronia sawyer: book sculptures ‘book lungs’

bronia sawyer: book sculptures ‘book23454’

bronia sawyer: book sculptures ‘book23454n’

bronia sawyer: book sculptures ‘book34343’

bronia sawyer: book sculptures ‘book23454nn’