The best books are the ones that enable you to create a picture in your mind’s eye. You read the words, you lose track of time, and your own private movie begins playing in your head. For most, a love of reading develops early and that’s why I make sure my children and I read at least one story every night before bed. I want them to make a habit out of getting lost in a good book. Plus, it is the most excellent way I know of to wind down at the end of the day.
I’m not the only one with a love for the vivid imagery books can create. Artist Kelly Campbell shares my sentiment.
“I am truly amazed at the ability some people have to arrange words in such a way that we, the readers, can actually ‘see’ into the imagined world of the writer. We relate, feel, and become invested in the characters so deeply that we are pulled into their world for a brief moment of escape,” Campbell said.
Campbell took her love of books one step further and used her talent to create intricate book sculptures that bring the tales of childhood to life. They are breathtaking. Check out a few of her creations:
Campbell sales her work on Etsy. Have a look at more of her work here. All photos by Kelly Berry.