Paper sculptures of delicate tea cups made from old book pages

Swedish artist Cecilia Levy transforms old book pages into delicate sculptures you can hold in your hand. Using wheat starch paste and a papier-mâché technique, she layers pieces of paper together, creating carefully shaped objects like teacups, plates and spoons.

Originally a graphic designer and bookbinder, Levy brings her knowledge and love of books to her sculptural projects. So instead of disguising source materials, she makes paper text an integrated feature of 3D art. The printed words are clearly visible on different parts of the sculpture, similar to an abstract or decorative print that adorns the surface of the object.

“Visible traces of the passage of time, markings of previous owners and readers, paper quality and color, typography, holes after binding, wrinkles and dog ears, old expressions and spelling, and (sometimes) strange content,” says Levy, ” this is what determines the choice of my working material and this is what I appreciate.I choose each piece of paper with care and integrate the above qualities into my objects.

You can buy Levy’s art through her online store and keep up to date with her latest projects by following her on Instagram.

Swedish artist Cecilia Levy creates exquisite art objects from paper.

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She uses old book pages and a papier-mâché technique to render her sculptures, which are often teacups.

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The artist occasionally branched out and created other delicate objects like a pair of Mary Janes.

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Whatever the subject, there’s a vintage feel and appeal to every item.

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Ancient typography adorns the surface of these 3D artworks like a decorative impression.

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