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I’d Like to Credit the Artist…

A wonderful interpretation of this ubiquitous quote by Stephen King that would translate well to a library bulletin board or book display. I just which I could tell you who made it.

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Rachael Ashe Finds Good Use for Obsolete Book

Vancouver artist Rachael Ashe describes herself as a “photographer, mixed media collage and altered book artist”. She turns the books back into trees with  her Altered Books.

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Painstaking work by Julia Strand reveals beauty inside unwanted books

Julia Strand

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Magical Gifts Found at the National Library of Scotland

Last month, the book art piece above was found at the National Library of Scotland. It was the fourth piece found since March in a book-friendly location in Scotland.

Read the rest of the wonderful story at Book Patrol. I highly recommend listening to the audio description on the page. I love the organic feel of art unconnected to the artist, no objectivity allowed, the art experienced on its own as a gift to the world; like graffiti as the story’s author alludes in the title with the reference to Banksy.

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Altered Book by Shauna Palmer

From art-e-zine

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Incredible Book Art by Alexander Korzer-Robinson

“By using pre-existing media as a starting point, certain boundaries are set by the material, which I aim to transform through my process. Thus, an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience. These books, having been stripped of their utilitarian value by the passage of time, regain new purpose. They are no longer tools to learn about the world, but rather a means to gain insight about oneself.”
~ Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Gallery here

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The Giving Tree Project ~ Yuken Teruya

Click to link to slide show of this project

‘Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.’
So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.
Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk…and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.
This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.

~ Goodreads

Published in 1964 by Harper and Collins, The Giving Tree has inspired music, art and countless discussions on themes of love, generosity, selfishness, growing-up, parenting and the environment.

Enjoy the following original animation narrated by the author……….

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Shel Silverstein Website
There are lots of lesson plans based on this classic book. Here is one.

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