This is an EXAMPLE of a custom sculpture I have made in the past. It is a multi-character sculpture built from copies of the book "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse. The scene depicts Siddhartha meditating under the banyan tree. It is built entirely out of a brightly colored Penguin edition of the book. This exact sculpture is not for sale (it lives in Brooklyn!) but I would love to work with you on your own design.
I would be happy to work with whatever book title(s) you'd like and the position, style, clothing, accessories (even species) of the figures are customized to your design. A sculpture mounted on a book, with two figures (in this case, Siddhartha and the tree) and other sculptural elements will start with a base price of $350 and added cost of the books (I am a bookseller and can get most books in print at a deep discount).
All my sculptures are treated with a UV and moisture protectant, though they are not waterproof, and indeed delicate.
Custom work is really exciting to me. I like to give you as much design control as you'd like and update you through each step of the construction. Message me, and let's design something together!
Work commences upon payment and most sculptures can be completed within 3-4 weeks (often sooner!) depending on the individual orders. Holiday time frames will vary, according to my work load.
Domestic shipping will go out through FedEx or USPS and will having tracking information provided. All packages are insured.
International shipping will be processed through USPS
There may be a fee affiliated with customs for international orders. This is not prepaid and is the buyer's responsibility in their respective country.
I will gladly refund payment for any sculpture that arrives damaged do to insufficient packaging. Each package is carefully wrapped to ensure safe transit and inside are detailed instructions for how to remove the sculpture from the wrappings. Please notify me within 2 business days of any damage incurred in shipping, with a picture of the damage and the box in which it arrived.
These sculptures are all one-of-kind handmade works of art. They are delicate and will vary in shape and size. Some elements of the sculpture may seem flexible or able to be slightly manipulated, but this is not recommended. The text strips are easily ripped or damaged with manipulation. No refunds will be issued for damage incurred through manipulation.
Any custom work involves as much communication with the buyer as they desire, including status reports and photos of work progress. Because of this, I cannot offer refunds on custom work.