I love this and had to post it. Isaac Salazar creates works of art by folding pages of old books:
“I see my work as a way to display a meaningful piece of art onto a book that would otherwise sit on a shelf and collect dust; it’s also my way of recycling a book that might otherwise end up in a landfill. The words or symbols I use are drawn from anything that invokes inspiration or encouragement, such as “Read”, “Dream” and the Recycle symbol. If my work also makes people look at a book and even art in a new light then the piece has done its job“
For more pictures, check out bookofart on flickr, or you can purchase his work on etsy.
Oh, those are very cool! I looked at some wreaths on etsy that were made from book pages. Very tempting. Part of me hurts at the damage to the book, but there are plenty of books out there that really aren’t being read — this is a nice way to appreciate them in a new life.
Yes, that’s the one thing — you have to do this to a book! Makes you cringe a bit. I looked on his etsy though and he’s used old Readers’ Digests condensed books or old hardbacks no one wants at FoL sales.. which I don’t feel too bad about.
These are so cool! I want one. Thanks for posting.
The “Read” one is by far my favorite. He’s selling them for $150 each on his etsy.
I’ve seen the Read one in a picture in We Heart It. So cool that he does book sculptures!
The Read one is my favorite. Pretty cool, but probably also pretty time consuming to do.
You do love that We Heart It website. I must look at this place: I see it linked on your post pictures a lot.
It’s where I usually look for pictures for discussion posts. I go there and check out the pictures with tags “books” or “reading” tags. I’ve seen other book bloggers use the site as a source for pictures too. 🙂
I spent two hours on that site yesterday. It’s full of gorgeous pictures!
Those are incredible.
Yes, it’s a brilliant idea! I can’t imagine how long it takes to do each one though.
I love that! What a great way to recycle books. Thanks for sharing!
No problem. 🙂
How awesome is that!?