The two pieces above are by artist Brian Dettmer.
He painstakingly crafts these intricate sculptures from pages and pages of books. I particularly enjoy the wall plaques - I think they'd be great if they were made a library signs directing patrons to different areas of the library. Though it does seem a little cannibalistic to have a sign made of books directing you to them....
Artist Martin Frost paints elaborate scenes on the edges of books. He even creates miniature versions.
Librarians would be all about this because you can still use the books he paints on - though I'm not sure Mr. Frost would be thrilled about that. Reminds me a little of illuminated manuscripts due to the reuse of an already existing item.
The English artist Su Blackwell creates elaborate and intricate worlds by constructing and building sculptures out of the pages of books. I think these would be a great tabletop display on a high counter top at eye level. We'd probably have to protect them by encasing it in a glass cloche or box. Libraries are basically dust factories and produce great breeding grounds for dust mites and spiders. I am sure they are looking to relocate to a nicer dwelling as industrial bookshelves just aren't that cozy.
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