Artist: Lauren Dykes
3D Carved Book - Globe
Bound book - pages custom folded
8"H x 6"W
I am a local artist from St. Petersburg. I create my art using a novel medium, books! In an age of tablets and smartphones, more and more books are taken to landfills. As a daughter of an author, I always had an appreciation for books, and I wanted to find a way to give these books a longer shelf life. By using different techniques, I create images, words, and logos in the pages of books transforming them into art. I started my company, Dilly Dally's Custom Book Folding to achieve my goal of upcycling books by creating unique and personalized gifts for any occasion. I have been featured on Channel 10's Daytime Morning Show and won Creative Loafing's Critic's Choice Award, for "Best New Use for Old Books." Recently, Citrus Park Mall in Tampa selected my work to exhibit in their Pop-up Gallery. You can find Dilly Dally's at the Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete, or contact us via Facebook and Instagram.