Set of Trompe L'oeil Books

Set of Trompe L'oeil Books


by Anne Faith Nicholls, 2018
Painted wall/table sculpture
Set of 3, Acrylic on wood, approx. 8” x 13”

On these unique painted objects of art, the classical “Trompe L’oeil” technique was employed to create a visual illusion designed to trick the eye into perceiving painted detail as a three-dimensional object. At first glance these can perplex, appearing to float on the wall or table as dimensional objects, perhaps even mistaken for real books. But upon closer inspection, they reveal themselves as cleverly angled wood cut-outs, painted, numbered and initialed by Anne Faith Nicholls. Set of 3.

Each contains an inset, painted eye, mouth or ear symbolizing the sensory tenets of storytelling, with a Surrealistic twist. Individually, or as a set, they were envisioned by the artist as mysterious, alluring additions to any booklover’s collection.

10% of proceeds from the sale of this piece will be donated by Anne Faith Nicholls to WriteGirlLA, a Los Angeles non-profit organization dedicated to helping girls develop and improve their writing skills.

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