Occasionally the Snarky Quilter wanders off topic. This post is one of those times. It’s inspired by Art Made From Books, by Laura Heyenga.
As someone who used to work around books I know the pain of discarding old, outdated, in bad condition books. Heyenga’s book shows how old books can become raw material for artists. I suppose just about anything can become an artistic medium. Here are photos of creations that caught my eye.
Anonymous @beathhigh for publication of “The Impossible Dead” by Ian Rankin
I think this one, made from a book about guess what, looks like prairie points gone rogue.
The text used in the above is from a work by Jacques Derrida, father of deconstructionism. I assume that’s the artist’s little joke.
The flowers are made from the spines of self-help books.
If you want to look at more book art, try these websites: