I can't believe I'm only just now stumbling onto the work of Swiss-German artist Valerie Buess! Like me, she's interested in transforming ordinary materials (like books) into urchins and sea-creature-like forms. Aren't these pieces gorgeous?
(Someday Valerie, I'd love to meet you, see your work in person and perhaps, do a group show together! In the meantime, I'll continue to be inspired by your great work online.)