Father's Day, Siddhartha, desk garden, Zen garden, Buddha, Hermann Hesse, Book sculpture, Altered book, Repurposed Book, Paper mache
Siddhartha for your Desktop Garden.
Siddhartha is ready to ship! This Little Siddhartha is about 3 inches tall and is built entirely out of the book "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse. He is posed in lotus position, expressing the teaching mudra hand symbol and looks serene sitting on your desk or bookshelf.
Like what you see, but wish it were a different book or character? I also do custom sculptures! The Little Reader I will make for you can be spun from the book of your choice and the book she reads built from the book jacket. She can be customized in her hairstyle, pose, size, and dress. Pricing will vary depending on the cost of the books needed, (I have access to most books in print and can acquire them at a deep discount). An approximately 3 inch sculpture with miniature book will have a base price with material fees added on.
All sculptures are treated with a UV and moisture protectant, but they are indeed delicate and not waterproof.
Custom work is really exciting to me and I will update you every step of the process. Message me and let's work together on your own custom book sculpture!
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.
Shipping from United States
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.