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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