Sunday, May 27, 2012

10 Incredibly Bizarre Works of Book Art

by . Posted on Flavorpill May 25, 2012

Alexis Arnold, The Catcher in the Rye
Yes, that’s J.D. Salinger’s most famous novel, splayed open and covered in crystals. And it’s not the only book Arnold has transformed into a gem-like object — she’s decorated everything from Crime and Punishment to the San Francisco phone book, as well as several periodicals, in sparkly clusters of Borax. According to her artist statement, the sculptor is fascinated by “visual displays of decay and growth,” and by speeding up these natural cycles in her work, Arnold seeks to explore “the aesthetics of these once-utilitarian objects that are entering the world of obsolescence, as well as acts to suggest past narratives and post-human futures laden with nostalgia, wonder, and the interminable progression of time.” See more of her crystal-covered books at Beautiful/Decay
Full piece at Flavorpill

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