My artwork was born, foremost, out of a desire to give old books new life, transforming them into a new medium - 3-D collages. They still tell a story. However now, instead of that story being linear, it can be told at once in it is totality. As in any excavation, I work from the top down, starting at the front page. Stories emerge, transform, grow more complex. The finished work is then sealed behind glass; a new world to explore with stories waiting to be told.


Copyright 2020 Erik Schmidt

"The World Book No. 5" 3-D collages