I will begin with her custom book bindings, which are designed to represent objects that could be pulled from the books themselves. These bindings are rich, multidimensional, and thematically linked to the stories they hold. Her interpretations are reflect a deep understanding of the texts.
|Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift|
Sinuhe egyptiläinen by Mika Waltari
|Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie|
Aside from bindings, Leijonstedt also creates book sculptures. The one that first captured my attention, and led me to research this artist further, is this tribute to the imaginary Spells of Merlin:
|Lost Spells of Merlin|