Do you love art? Do you love books? Well, then this post is for you.
In my recent online wanderings, I've stumbled across a variety of incredible book sculptures. By folding, curling, cutting, and reshaping pages, artists transform old books into gorgeous works of art that celebrate literature.
Since the book sale is this Saturday, I thought I'd share this artform with you. In addition to finding your next read there, it's a chance to buy dozens of inexpensive, used books for craft and art projects. Why not upcycle a dated textbook into a whimsical piece of art?
Here are a few of my favorites as inspiration:
A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
And a little more HARRY POTTER
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
And in case you need a hat for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party
THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
THE KITE RUNNER
And a lovely nook for reading them in
Aren’t they beautiful? In case you’re feeling inspired to try your hand at artistic book upcycling, Provo Library also has several instruction books that can help.
ALTERED ART FOR THE FIRST TIME
By Madeline Arendt
THE REPURPOSED LIBRARY
By Lisa Occhipinti
ART MADE FROM BOOKS
By Laura Heyenga
PLAYING WITH BOOKS
By Jason Thompson