Book Paintings

by davidbjensen

I’ve heard of art books.  I’ve heard of book arts.  I’ve heard of books on artists and artist books.  I’ve heard of art in books, but never have I heard on art on books…until now, that is.

Ever wonder what to do with all of those dusty volumes you’ve collected over the years, some you’ll never read again and some you’ll never get around to?  Rather than sell them to a used book shop or donate them to the local library or thrift store, Los Angeles-based artist Mike Stilkey has a creative solution…use them for a support to paint on and create wonderfully fresh installations at galleries.



More information, including many more photos of these eye catching artworks, can be found here.

Also, visit the artist’s website at