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The Bittersweet Art of Cutting Up Books

The Bittersweet Art of Cutting Up Books
"QUANTUM SHOT" #479Link - article by Avi Abrams Unusual Book & Page Sculptures, Part 2 We wrote before about new trend of making art statements and sculptures out of used books (see our Part 1). Some readers complained that they abhor the idea of cutting up books, no matter what value the book might still have or what's printed inside. Others suggested quite the opposite: why not donate some used bookstore's inventory to the artists (and even freely ship it to them). Without entering this discussion, let us just say that most original art requires an unusual media of expression - and be glad it's not your run-of-the-mill Twitter messages that make it into a work of art... yet. Books being transformed back into trees... sort of We'll start with the book sculptures by Jacqueline Rush Lee, one of the most original "book transformer". (image credit: Jacqueline Rush Lee) These installations also seem to explore the idea of sheer paper mass that went into making all these books. Vases! Lamps!

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Justin Ruckman — Brian Dettmer: Book Autopsies Brian Dettmer carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating complex layered three-dimensional sculptures. Update: see Brian’s response in the comments. LINK/IMAGES [@ Haydeé Rovirosa Gallery] (via Future Feeder Josh Spear)LINK/IMAGES [@ Toomey Tourell Gallery] (via Josh Spear)LINK/IMAGES [@ Aron Packer Gallery] (via Josh Spear) Update: If you like Brian’s work, please consider digging this post.

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A Tranquil Moment {With NEW Websters Pages 'Plum Seed' Collection}! Webster's Pages recently put out their NEW mid-season release called 'Plum Seed'! This collection is filled with fresh spring colors but also has some mellow contrasting colors as well. For my layout above I chose the more laid back warm beachy colors in the collection. I embellished using some of the Websters Pages Perfect Accents (heart, oval frame) and WP's Metal Charms, fussy cut some of the blooms from the patterned paper and finished it with some Dusty Attic Chipboard (Corner Flourish #1) the great australian dream - upon a fold There is a glorious exhibition happening at the East Gippsland Art Gallery in Victoria called Books…Beyond Words – Evolution. An amazing lineup of artists are taking part in this show including one of my favourite artists Kim McKechnie. This is her paper work titled ‘The Great Australian Dream’. Look at all those beautiful houses – I dream, dream, dream! It will be on show at the gallery until the 2nd of September. Kim has a beautiful blog too called Shipbuilding , so be sure to check it out.

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