Friday, August 10, 2007

Books As Art

Not the words inside, the actual books themselves. I've never been one to deface a book. To me they are like sacred objects containing fragments of the mind of their author. But someone named Georgia Russell does do some interesting things with books by eviscerating and goring them into misshapen splayed open objects.

It's a bit horrifying and intriguing simultaneously. The gallery is here.

What fascinates me is that while they're still books, they're now unreadable. Yet the fact that they are/were books is what makes them more than just abstract art. You can almost hear the information inside screaming.

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