Bookends of the Earth. Hand Crafted Sculptural Micrososms of The Planet.

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The Bookends of the Earth are a series of functional art objects depicting our natural world in miniature by artist Garth Borovicka. Each set of bookends is made by hand and unique with signature and number to the bottom.

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In these sculptural pieces, layers of wood and the growth rings within symbolize the sedimentary layers of the Earth. They compare the patterns of microcosms and macrocosms, exploring the similarities on small and large scales. In both instances these patterns represent the passage of time on either a relatively short span or a massive one.

As a further play with the theme of scale, each set is cut from a larger landscape built by the artist, such as the two shown below:
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When displayed as bookends they make reference to the life cycle of a tree and its various uses.

Forest Bookends:
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River Bookends:
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Conifer Forest Bookends:
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Snowy Hillside Bookends:
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Ice Flow Bookends:
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Mountain Summit and Flag Bookends:
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Also available are Garth’s Gems of the Earth, which are smaller, individual desk top sculptures such as those shown below:
gems of the earth desktop sculptures

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Garth Borovicka is an artist living and working in Chicago

Prices range from $168.00 to $280.00 a pair.

Buy the Bookends of of The Earth at The Colossal Shop here or Garth’s Etsy Store here