This is an EXAMPLE of a custom sculpture I have made in the past. It is sculpture of a middle school librarian spun from copies of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Where the Wild Things Are. She is seen carrying a stack of books on a picture book pedastal. This exact sculpture is not for sale (it lives in Tennessee!) 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 a single figure and other sculptural elements (the stack of miniature books, for example) will start with a base price with the cost of the books added on (I am a bookseller and can get most books in print at a deep discount).
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.