FinkyMadeThis

Art Made from Vintage Books and More

New York, United States · 26 Sales

FinkyMadeThis

Art Made from Vintage Books and More

New York, United States 26 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Amy Motika

Amy Motika on May 24, 2014

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This item was the perfect gift! Wonderful work, wonderful service!

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I make art from art.

Welcome to Finky Made This, I'm glad you stopped by!

The folded book sculptures you see here are made by me, inspired by a book I saw many years ago in a Seattle gallery. I collect the books from many places: thrift stores, library sales, wherever I can find them. Scouting for books is the first part of what I do, after that I visualize how this book wants to be handled. Depending on the endpapers, the condition of the pages, the content, I plan out what shape it will be. I have named the shapes after different places in the world, enfolding my love of travel. The Paris style is the most intricate, with every page folded at an incremental angle relative to the previous one. The Santorini style is after my favorite island, in Greece-- the shape looks like a small boat. And the Egyptian style looks like a pyramid. I'm working on more shapes to encompass even more places.

I have many books in my "to-be-folded library", so if there is a particular topic or author you are looking for, let me know! I also will do custom orders of books if you would like me to source them. In those cases, I will let you know how much the total price will be. Are you an author, or seeking a gift for one? I can fold that author's book, and create specially made endpapers for it.

The finished pieces can sit happily on a table-top,or balanced on an easel, or framed with a wire plate-holder, or even used as a book-end with a twin. Message me if you would like to find out about easels.

Here is a nice piece about FInky Made This: http://bookriot.com/2012/12/17/sites-we-like-finky-made-this/

For more of my art, please visit www.finkymadethis.tumblr.com

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  • Amanda (Finky)

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    Hello! I am Amanda, otherwise known as Finky. I make art from art.

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Last updated on September 12, 2012
Welcome to Finky Made This, I'm glad you're here!

The folded book sculptures you see here are made by me, inspired by a book I saw many years ago in a Seattle gallery. I collect the books from many places: thrift stores, library sales, wherever I can find them. Scouting for books is the first part of what I do, after that I visualize how this book wants to be handled. Depending on the endpapers, the condition of the pages, the content, I plan out what shape it will be. I have named the shapes after different places in the world, enfolding my love of travel. The Paris style is the most intricate, with every page folded at an incremental angle than the previous one. The Santorini style is after my favorite island, in Greece-- the shape looks like a small boat. And the Egyptian style looks like a pyramid. I'm working on more shapes to encompass even more places.

The finished pieces can sit happily on a table-top,or balanced on an easel, or framed with a wire plate-holder, or even used as a book-end with a twin.

I am also selling garlands made from vintage books, and I will be adding more items (including jewelry) very soon.

For more of my art, please visit www.finkymadethis.tumblr.com

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Finky Made This accepts credit cards and PayPal. Sales tax is charged on NY residents.

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Your item will be shipped within 2 business days (unless there is a post office holiday) of receiving the payment.

Discounts are given for orders of two folded books or more, at 15% of the total price. Discounts are only given if you contact me prior to making your purchase.
Shipping
I ship everything through the US Postal Service. If you live in New York City, you can pick up your item from me, free of charge.

US Shipping:
Shipping charges include Priority mail and delivery confirmation with tracking number on all US shipments.

International orders (including Canada and Mexico):
All international orders are shipped via USPS International priority mail.
International orders can not be tracked unless they are upgraded to Registered Mail.
The buyer is responsible for customs duty, tax or random fees.

I'm sorry, but I cannot refund for packages lost by the post office. If your package is missing in transit I will file a lost item search with the post office.

All merchandise will be shipped in a box with padding to prevent any damage.
Refunds and Exchanges
Finky Made This does not offer refunds.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to make a custom order! I have many unfolded books of different topics that I can describe to you. Or if there is a book you would like folded that I do not have, I will research getting it and communicate with you the cost.