This is Cecilia Levy. She's a Swedish artist who specializes in making seemingly ordinary household items out of something rather unexpected.
That's right, she makes art pieces using recycled pages from old books. For instance, this is a tea cup that you can't drink from, but that you can read.
Levy was formerly a bookbinder and graphic artist. Now she's able to combine both of those occupations to make a living as a full-time artist.
How does she do it? According to her website, "I tear, cut and shred the pages and merge them together again using papier-mâché technique. The book is recreated in a way, but takes on a new form."
Levy doesn't just use the books to make dishes. She also makes more unusual items, like these cuckoo bird eggs.
What drew her to creating this art? Levy said that part of the appeal is because, "The two-dimensional becomes three-dimensional. The process is slow and meditative."
Levy can then take those 2-D pages and transform them into anything she wants. Even a pair of shoes.
And she also made these boots from old books. But be careful, because these boots are not made for walkin'.
Levy's art has been on display not just in Sweden, but around the world. She also holds workshops, if you want to learn how she does it.
Levy said sometimes the words for each piece are chosen at random, and other times they're chosen on purpose. So it's really up to each person to determine their own meaning when looking at each individual piece.
Levy has also strayed from books to uses other kinds of printed materials. For instance, this tea kettle is made from recycled Spiderman comics.
Want to see more of Cecilia Levy's work, or learn about her workshops? You can do that and more by visiting her website.
And if you like what she see, Levy has many items that are for sale. Just go here to see what she has available, and then you can have a new conversation piece in your home.