Although I am not a big fan of book carving (still feel guilty to carve those medium of knowledge), it seems there is a trend to use these uncommon canvas to create sculptures among artists. In Su Blackwell‘s latest exhibition (previous), she created fairy scenes includes dwellings (such as lighthouses, wood cottages, tree-huts and houses), trees, lakes and bridges from books.
What to do with those out-of-date annuals, encyclopedias, and other weighty tomes. While some books beg to be passed on and shared, or even cherished selfishly through the centuries, some just don’t stand the test of time. Hence, some artists try to turn those dated books into art. American Brian Dettmer is one of a growing number of artists who has made a virtue of the redundant book by transforming it into a modern masterpiece.
We have featured several post about book sculpture (book art1, book art2 and book art3) in our site which got heated discussion. We are amazed by the art itself but feel guilty for those curved book. In today’s post, we will present you a whole new different style of book art, which transformed books into eye-popping literature – literally. Issac Salazar, the creative artist, creates typographic images by precisely folding individual pages in books, which is truly amazing.
I have wrote several posts about book carving art, see here and here. Every time, I was amazed by those incredible carving skill and creation, but feel guilty about those books and dictionaries. Hence, I decided to not write any more about these book carving until I came across this project by Alex Queral.
Alex Queral’s “It’s All Relative” (Albert Einstein)
Alex Queral’s “The Man With No Name” (Clint Eastwood)