Thursday, July 30, 2009

Books Into Art

The Telegraph recently published an article on artist Su Blackwell, who takes used books and turns them into sculptures.

Using only illustrations and paper from the book itself, Blackwell carefully cuts and slices until she has created her work of art. Though she at first felt some remorse about cutting up books, she eventually realized her work would give the books a new life.

"I began feeling guilty about cutting up the books but I had the integrity that I would create something magical from it. My reasoning is that half of the books have been sat on shelves for years anyway, or that they were about to be thrown away and destroyed forever."

Click the links below to read the Telegraph article, or to see more of Blackwell's work.

Take a look at our catalog for information on Altered Books and Artists' Books.

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