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I am a Paper Artist and Illustrator with a focus on repurposed books. Currently based in Seattle, Washington.

My name is Isobelle, and I am a Paper Artist and Illustrator with a passion for books.

In 2012, I became obsessed with trying to repair and reuse old hardback novels. Over the course of a year discovered I could carve them into 3-dimensional stories of their own, and they have been my focus ever since.

I relocated from the United Kingdom with my family as a teenager. The solitude of reading was comforting for me during this time, and is the reason why I appreciate books the way I do. After two years of life on the East Coast, I relocated again to the Pacific Northwest, where I attended Tacoma School of the Arts. Here I was able to practice life drawing, painting, graphic design and photography.

Now as an adult living in Seattle, I continue to pursue my passion through Altered Books. I have had work shown in galleries such as Ghost Gallery and Urban Light Studios, as well as being featured in Hi-Fructose, Atlas Obscura and My Modern Met.

Although Altered Books are my go-to, I am always open to commissions and collaborations for illustration work. If you wish to reach out, please contact me at isobelleouzmansales@gmail.com or through one of my social media outlets.

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