Graphic designer and book artist Janet Guertin’s fascination with shadowboxes inspired her to create Nature Bound, an amazing series which combines layered, cut paper with secret, miniature surprises for finished pieces that are as intriguing as they are beautiful.
For this intricate paper art project, Janet wanted to create books that could be displayed in a unique way, giving the viewer an a-ha! moment when he or she realizes that parts of the paperscape are books. Yes, little, miniature books! How awesome is that?! Each shadowbox is 15” h x 7” w x 1.5” d and the books range in size from 2” in diameter up to 4”. All but the butterfly are removable.
images from Janet Guertin