Tolstoy's Black Panther


Book sculpture.

This sculpture is an EXAMPLE of work I have done in the past. This exact sculpture is not for sale! I traded it for a table in Manhattan!

This is a tiny bonsai trees built out of repurposed books, resized and rebound. It is built from the book War and Peace by Tolstoy and the comic book Black Panther. The tree stands about 3 inches tall on a book pedestal. The leaves are fringes of text. All of my paper work has been treated with a moisture and UV sealant.

If you like the sculpture but wish it were a different book or combination of books, send me a convo and let's talk.

These little book bonsai trees are inspired by walks through Central Park in the winter. The tree spun of text makes me think of the markings on the bark of stately birch trees. Bonsai are contemplative and romantic. These little trees look fantastic sitting on the lip of the bookshelf of a personal library. It would be the perfect gift for the book lover to whom you cannot give a book because they've already read everything, the collector of unique craft art, or maybe that one friend who laments an inability to keep houseplants alive.

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.

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.

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