Isobelle Ouzman create a mix of illustrated and carved sculptures, called Altered Books.
Isobelle Ouzman use book pages as layers to a deeper, dream-like visual scene, developed gradually with a combination of glue, blades, watercolour paints, colour pencils, and ink.
My Altered Book pieces often feature plants, animals, and a play between day and night. The theme of my work centres around the art of storytelling and the narratives we hold, as well as the idea of escapism through nature. My aim is not to destroy a book, but to use the symbolism behind it to emphasise the emotional impact of stories, similar to Folklore and Fairy Tales, which teach us about resilience, adversity, and emotional strength – all aspects that are also reflected in nature.
I hold a close connection to my artworks, which are often a source of deep emotional support throughout the long hours of creation. My work is a personal reminder that no matter how dark, life is a gift.
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