Book Sculptures by Anita Francis

I find it an exciting challenge to explore a way to give a relinquished book a new life. The process of remodeling damaged and discarded books and their jackets into sculptural art pieces has developed over the past several years, stemming from my life-long practice of painting and of crafting objects of art by hand. Through the process of folding and the cutting away of parts of a book's pages, revealing its interior, the remaining fragments are still attached to the binding and brought through or around the piece allowing the book to be viewed inside-out.

Please visit some earlier book sculpture photos at:
Also, I have created a blog of my painting and photo alterations at:

Monday, December 2, 2013

I am pleased to announce, The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. has purchased one of my pieces, titled "PASSAGES", for their permanent collection. Washington, D.C. is my home town, so this is quite a special honor for me!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Here are a few photos of my latest works.