Thus Let the Light Shine 11′ x 14′ oil on board. By Joseph Dawson
More on Joseph Dawson’s Website.
Joseph Dawson’s Blog Biography.
Via: Book Patrol
“A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen in the animation below. When the book is closed, you don’t see the image because it is hidden by the gilding (i.e., the gold leaf applied to the edges of the page).”
The causes, appearances, and effects of the seasonal decay and decomposition of nature, 1837 by Robert Mudie
See and learn more about this fascinating art form at Twisted Sifter.
More very clever covers at Lost at E Minor.
Books of Ice, by Basia Irland from Orion Magazine on Vimeo.
Beautiful books, beautiful concept. Disbursing seeds like nature did 4 billion years ago. Read all about it in the Orion article ‘Books of Ice’ (Sculptures by Basia Irland. Text by Kathleen Dean Moore.)
Reading by Jahaziel Minor
I love the simplicity of this, the quietness. Just a room, a chair, a reader, some light and a book – although even more than one might be aware of once immersed.
The Artist’s Website
Laura Thykeson describes how she finds poetry in the books she uses for her artwork at Mixed Media Art.