Sometimes the most unique art comes from twisting one established form into something completely different. In this case, a book becomes entirely unreadable. But then, that’s not the point.
Today I’m excited about this photoglut of art made from books. (“Photoglut” is a snazzy word that I thought everyone knew. Nope, turns out it’s coined by Stupid Ugly Foreigner, a funny and fascinating blogger. Pretty soon “photoglut” will come into common usage because it’s awesome.)
We use books so often, for everything—they become so throwaway. Martin Frost adds some mystery with his fore-edge scenes. Sometimes the paintings are not visible unless the book is open.
With a name like Robert The, he’s simply got to work with words.
An unknown artist thinks outside the box/book/bird…
Edit 6/6/11: Thanks to careful reader Jason Smith for noting: the above piece is not by Donald Lipski (now attributed correctly as anonymous). But Donald Lipski can, in fact, be found here with many more sculptures of books and other interesting things. One of his famous “book” sculptures is called “Good as Gold”—check it out, it’s cool.
My favorite, Su Blackwell.
What do you think? Comments are welcome!
(This is an understatement. I sit at my desk anxiously refreshing the page in the hopes that you’ve left a comment.)
(This is only a slight exaggeration.)
(Help! Don’t leave me to drown in my own self-corrections!)