Artist Uses Salvaged Books As A Canvas
Los Angeles-based artist
Mike Stilkey uses salvaged and reclaimed library
books as a canvas for his paintings. Using either ink, coloured pencil, paint or
lacquer he creates a range of impressive artworks, from light hearted animals
playing instruments to detailed and striking portraits of men and women.
Stilkey credits his youth as his main source of inspiration as he spent his
younger years heavily immersed in skateboard culture where he was exposed to
graffiti and street art. His work has since been exhibited internationally in
galleries, museums and libraries. You can learn more about his work in the video
His work is a brilliant example of how old rubbish, in this case a book, can be
turned into something everyone can enjoy again.