ninjapony's Shop Announcement


Thank you for visiting my shop.

I'm pleased to share my obsession with you.

In the summer of 2009 I wandered into an exhibit at the Bellevue Art Museum, (BAM for short, heh heh), and walked around with my jaw on my chest and my eyes popping out of my head because the rooms were full of sculptures made from books. Intricate, imaginative, outrageous creations involving exacto knives and sand blasters. I love books, and it had never occurred to me that they could be used as the building blocks for creativity in any way other than the usual literary form. I was completely inspired and wanted to go home and start mutilating books immediately.

I also convinced myself that it's the ecologically conscious thing to do. It's recycling! Inasmuch as it is possible, I try to leave the books I use intact so that if someone wanted to, they could unfold the pages and read the book.

Some of the books I choose are ones with which I have a personal connection and some are books that I think no one will miss, or which I think will be improved by being made illegible. I leave it to you to decide which are which.

My desire is to make this online shopping thing a positive experience and to offer the best service in my ability. I value constructive feedback and would appreciate any comments you have to make about my shop and products, even if you don't purchase anything from me, for example, "Wow! Those are amazing! I'd like to purchase your entire catalogue!" or "How dare you desecrate books in this disrespectful way?! You should be ashamed of yourself!" or "Hey cutie, how about a date this Friday night?" Oh, wait... that would be from another online profile...

I ship using the USPS. All items come to you from a smoke free/pet free home, although as my books are recycled, I can't speak for their living conditions before they became part of my domain. I only purchase clean, good smelling objects for my work.

If you see a stand you like in a listing other than the one you'd like to purchase, convo me and we can do a switcheroo.

Happy buying. Thanks for visiting and come again soon.