Is it destruction or creation? That’s the first question that comes to my mind when I see books being transformed into works of art from sculptures to furniture. But as the blog Dark Roasted Blend shows, the answer lies in the bittersweet art of cutting up a book. The pieces below caught my eye with their beauty and creativity.
Mixed media book art by Brian Dettmer
Wonderland by Su Blackwell
Paper vases by Laura Cahill
And while this project didn’t involve cutting books, it made me smile because I remember when I tried color coding my bookshelves and then couldn’t find anything.
Color-coded bookstore by Chris Cobb