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.)
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“My art is inspired by the death of the printed word. Books and newspapers are becoming artifacts of the 21st century. As a society we’re shifting away from print consumption and heading straight towards full digital lives. My sculptures are products of their environment —both literally and figuratively. As often as I can, I use local newspapers to add authenticity, and the form the sculpture takes is a reflection of the personal connection I feel to that particular city.” Nick Georgiou
If you are an admirer of this artist’s work, as I am, you will enjoy watching the videos embedded here.
“My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception.”
This piece pays tribute to the donors of the Miller Reading Room at the University of Wisconsin Cofrin Library.
Norman and Shirlyn Miller
spent 65 years
loving each other,
loving Green Bay
and loving nothing more
than sitting in a comfortable chair
in a quiet room and reading.
reflects their love
and is gift from them
to the students of UWGB.
More at Mr. Library Dude
North Carolina, U.S. artist, Grace White, makes miniatures for scale models to be looked at, admired and gently played with. The tiny replicas are all so charming, but the little books stole my heart.
“I’ve learned about historic book structures and styles from colleagues who are book conservators (I myself am a paper conservator in a library), and those beautiful old books are what I wanted to duplicate for my historic miniature scenes. And although I love miniature books (real ones that open and have pages), I dislike the way they look in dollhouse scenes because they won’t stay closed, and so they tend to look awkward. So my books came about because I wanted books that would look realistic and beautiful and old, but that wouldn’t draw attention to themselves by behaving inappropriately.”
California artist Susan Sironi has something to say and she says it by transforming the message and presentation of earlier “speakers”.
“Collecting bits and pieces from my travels around the world and assembling them into a fine art collection of Curios, is my passion. I have an eye for collecting vintage items to retell stories of the past, bring new life and preserving memories. Each piece that I design includes a mixture of the discarded, and forgotten ordinary moments in everyday life. As of late I have had an obsession with restoring and creating pieces of art with antique books that have been discarded.”
More at the artist’s Etsy store, The Abandoned Attic