Book Art: folding sculptures

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.

(Via recyclart.org)

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13 thoughts on “Book Art: folding sculptures

  1. 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.

    • 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.

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