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:






Thursday, October 2, 2014

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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.