United Kingdon based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson excavates antique books. Going page by page, Korzer-Robinson removes some images while saving some others. In the finished work, the chosen images remain standing in their original position in the book. The result is a narrative scene which sits within the original book.
In the artist’s statement, Korzer-Robinson . . . → Read More: Cut books by Alexander Korzer-Robinson
Germany based artist Ines Seidel uses books as the background in a landscape. Crisscrossing the landscape with string, Seidel embeds rocks, fastens folded packets of paper, and stitches independently cut words into the book.
About the work where she fastens twigs to books using large swaths of tape (see the 2nd image below), . . . → Read More: Altered books by Ines Seidel
Some lovely book art by artist Eunkang Koh.
In her work, Koh draws upon the Buddhist belief that “the world we are living is not real but is an illusion that we perceive.” See much more of her drawing and printmaking on her website.
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‘Homage to the Seed‘ by Australia based artist Sophie Munns is an ongoing project to “inspire public awareness of the critical role of seeds and the human impact on global plant heritage.” It was initially launched in 2010 at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha for the 2010 Artist-in-Residence program. You can find more of . . . → Read More: ‘Homage to the Seed’ mixed-media works by Sophie Munns
Ephemera bookwork: woodcut, polymer relief, letterpress / 10 x 6 folded, opens to 10 x 42 in.
Inspired by the natural world as well as her Nebraskan heritage, artist Karen Kunc explores “issues of the eternal life struggle, of endurance and vulnerability, growth and destruction.“ Through her search for meaning, Kunc builds complex . . . → Read More: Artist books by Karen Kunc
Artist Keri Muller gives books “another chance to tell a story.” Splaying them open into fan-like shapes, Muller mounts clusters of books together to form a chicken, a taxidermied animal head, even the continent of Africa!
Read and see more about Muller’s sources of inspirations on her blog Simple Intrigue.
. . . → Read More: Old books turned into wall art by Keri Muller
Flat Globe Cutting Book Series “Wall Coverings” Cuts on a book 10 x 14 inches 2006
Artist Noriko Ambe plumbs the depths of books. Using an x-acto knife, she carves out new terrains from open pages creating mountains and canyons of dizzying depths and heights.
Although Ambe is known for carving out geographies from . . . → Read More: Cutting book work by Noriko Ambe
“Every book is a tragedy for trees. Read ebooks.”
The above quote was part of an advertising campaign for iReader which also produced these amazing paper sculptures. In these pieces, characters and scenes from a fairy tale spring from the pages of books. But it is not that simple. If you look closely, the . . . → Read More: Paper-crafted scenes from a fairy tale spring from the pages of a book
In the hands of artist Louise Richardson, old books and vintage photographs become animated with clusters of butterflies and birds. Richardson uses antique objects in combination with delicate wildlife creatures to convey the fragility and transcience of life.
Describing her work, the artist writes, “I am currently looking at the idea of memory and identity, . . . → Read More: Birds and butterflies in the work of Louise Richardson
For a Masters of Arts dissertation at the Royal College of Art (London), Kia Utzon-Frank created a string book which examines the “Nature of Procrastination.” Utzon-Frank decomposes procrastination into five states – Efficient Work, Procrastination, Active Procrastination, Breaks and Interruption. Each state is assigned a different colored thread, and is stitched on and through . . . → Read More: A string book by Kia Utzon-Frank