Littlefly, by London artist Jeremy May is a collection of “literary jewels.” May creates his one-of-a-kind treasures by precisely cutting from the interiors of old books and then sculpting layered pages through a process of compression and lacquering. As a stunning final touch, the completed piece is re-inserted into the book’s excavated space and shipped to its new home.
Each piece is completely unique and offers a tantalizing glimpse of the writer’s story and May’s vision. The book’s text and images are beautifully exposed at the surfaces, and naturally, each piece is given the title of the book it came from.
For people (like me) who love both jewelry and books, a more fitting –and beautiful– reincarnation for a treasured book is hard to imagine.
What do you think of these unique, re-purposed treasures?