Photos courtesy of Jodi Harvey-Brown
In one of the most touching scenes from J.K. Rowling's first book, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," Professor Dumbledore accompanies Harry to the Mirror of Erised, which reveals his greatest desire.
If you've ever read the books, you'll know it's one of the most memorable scenes out of the entire series. Thanks to artist Jodi Harvey-Brown, dedicated fans can celebrate this important literary moment with one of her gorgeous handmade book sculptures.
Harvey-Brown's work isn't just limited to Harry Potter, though. Virtually any book, such as Robert Louis Stevenson's "Kidnapped" (below) can be made into a piece of visual art, so her work covers all ranges of genres — fantasy, non-fiction, classics, science fiction, fairytales and more.
"I have always loved art, and I have always loved to read," Harvey-Brown writes. "Books pull you into a new world, while art lets you see it. It made sense to me that these two mediums should come together."
To create these sculptures, she carves each book page with her own two hands. After the piece is completed, she brushes them with a special UV finish that will protect them from sun and moisture — preserving them for years to come.
If you'd like to have your own imaginative book sculpture, check out her Etsy shop for currently available sculptures or visit her website to commission a custom piece. In the meantime, continue below to see more of these imaginative works of art:
Alice and the caterpillar from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland"
Pandora opens the forbidden box; made from the pages of "A Book of Myths and Legends" (1947).
Pennywise from Stephen King's "It"
The Mad Hatter's tea party from "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain
"The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen
"The Dark Tower" by Stephen King
Millennium Falcon from "Heir to the Empire" — book one of "Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy" by Timothy Zahn
"The Book of Jazz — From Then Till Now" by Leonard Feather
"The Odyssey" by Homer
Daenerys Targaryen with her dragons from George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series
Minas Tirith from "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry and Hermione translate scrolls in J.K. Rowling's "The Tales of Beedle the Bard"
Scout from Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird"
"Jack and the Beanstalk"
"The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster
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