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Paintings of Seeds
 
A small sampling of painters who have been inspired by seeds...
Seeds
 
The intricacy and diversity of the seed.
Chinese Garbage
 
Yao Lu an emerging Chinese artist digitally reworks photos of garbage into traditional Chinese landscape paintings.
The Art of Firewood
 
Inspiration for logs and firewood.
Button Art
 
There must be millions of small boxes and bottles of buttons tucked away in people's dresser drawers throughout the world...
Cork Art
 
Innovative use of sustainable, recyclable cork.
Netherlandish Redo
 
Updating the Dutch/Flemish portrait with modern disposables...
Chicken Wire Sculptures
 
Artists around the world are finding chicken wire and wire mesh an exciting medium to sculpt with.
Barbed Wire and Wire Sculptures
 
Wire sculpture inspiration. Large scale works incorporate metal waste within the wire wrapped sculptures.
Telephone Wire
 
Inside a thick insulating sleeve are 50 PVC-coated easily bendable, copper wires in all different colors. Keep the PVC out of landfills by turning it into art.
Circuit Board Art
 
Hidden from view for years, circuitry was only for function, covered with components and buried within a machine. Until artists started seeing circuitry's unique beauty.
Willow Sculpture
 
Weaving art with willow branches.
Alexandre Farto
 
Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, (aka Vhils) deconstructs building's walls using chisels, drills, jackhammers and small explosives to produce his large-scale wall murals. Farto exposes layers of history through the destruction of selective pieces of wall and billboard.
Driftwood and Scrap Wood Sculptures
 
Recycled wood sculptures by Andries Botha, Deborah Butterfield, Heather Jansch and more...
Fibonacci in Nature
 
The fibonacci spiral is a path of least resistance.
Ilana Shafir
 
Mosaic inspiration inspired by nature.
Ant Photography
 
Mr. Pavlov sets up the props, the ants happily play with them.
Terraced Farms
 
Although a great deal of labor to create, many of these terraces have been in use for over a thousand years.
Arthur Rackham Illustrations
 
Hugh Comstock was very familiar with Rackham's illustrations and when his wife asked him to build her a showroom for her handmade rag dolls “Otsy-Totsys”, the first time builder looked to Arthur Rackman's illustrations and built his wife a Rackham-inspired cottage called Hansel.
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Reuse of Books = Art



book art


Jonathan Callan of London - The Defrauder.
joseebienvenugallery.com


reuse art


Jonathan Callen uses large screws to hold the books together.
joseebienvenugallery.com



books as art


Jonathan Callen - The theoretical assumptions of management, 2008.
Bio:  www.artnet.com  Kudlek van der Grinten Galerie.



reuse art


Cara Barer of Houston, Texas.
"No important books have been injured during the making of any of these photographs."



recycled book art


Cara Barer
Whirligig 2006, 36” x 36” "I realized I owned many books that were no longer of use to me, or for that matter, anyone else. Would I ever need “Windows 95?” After soaking it in the bathtub for a few hours, it had a new shape and purpose."  www.carabarer.com 


book art

Psigologica biologica, (2012) by
Barbara Wildenboer barbarawildenboer.yolasite.com


book art

Book art by Ekaterina Panikanova,
born in St. Petersburg in 1975, lives and works in Rome and St. Petersburg. www.ekaterinapanikanova.com


book art

Book art by Ekaterina Panikanova.
www.ekaterinapanikanova.com



art from old books


Matej Krén
Book Cell, Centro de Arte Moderna - Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, 2006. The artist has done numerous such book installations. www.matejkren.cz/en




art from old books


Matej Krén
Inside of above Book Cell.
The artist currently lives and works in Prague.
Photo by Ferran Moreno Lanza, www.flickr.com



book art

Daniel Essig 
Asheville, North Carolina. Uses found books that have mangled spines and covers but good quality paper, and he uses that paper in his work. Often, as in this work, he uses old Bibles with exceptionally thin paper, which has a nice drape and flow. This work is a single structure that can be hung on the wall. donnaseagergallery.com


book art

Book art by an anynomous artist found in Edinburgh. From March to November of 2011, ten small book sculptures with tags saying “In support of libraries, books, words, and ideas” were found in various book-friendly locations in Scotland.



book art

Book art by an anynomous artist found in Edinburgh. From March to November of 2011, ten small book sculptures with tags saying “In support of libraries, books, words, and ideas” were found in various book-friendly locations in Scotland. schoollibrarybeyondsurvival.wordpress.com


book art

Buddha carved from books.
Image courtesy of the artist / Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.
Long-Bin Chen (Taiwanese, b.1964) halsey.cofc.edu


book art

Indian Buddha carved from phone books.
By Long-Bin Chen (Taiwanese, b.1964)
artnet.com


book art

Book carvings from the culture warrior series.
Long-Bin Chen (Taiwanese, b.1964)
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.
halsey.cofc.edu


book art

Book sculpture from the icon series.
Long-Bin Chen (Taiwanese, b.1964)
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.
halsey.cofc.edu


recycled book art


Wim Botha
Born in 1974, graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1996, and currently lives in Cape Town. Pic source: www.piecefleet.com Dealer: www.michaelstevenson.com



recycled books art


Pablo Lehmann - Dialogues - Intricate book cut outs - which are then photographed.
www.pablolehmann.com.ar


book art

Close up of Pablo's work.


reuse books for art


Pablo Lehmann - Ties 1
Argentinian. Professor at IUNA, Buenos Aires.
www.pablolehmann.com.ar 



book art

I Could Tell You,
2011, Paperback books, acrylic medium, 7” x 95” x 3"
Image Courtesy of the Artist and Packer Schopf.
briandettmer.com


book art

Close up of similar to above.
By Brian Dettmer, briandettmer.com


carved books


Brian Dettmer - briandettmer.com
Formerly of Chicago, now living in Atlanta.




carved books


Brian Dettmer - briandettmer.com
"I begin with an existing book and seal its edges, creating an enclosed vessel full of unearthed potential. I cut into the surface of the book and dissect through it from the front. I work with knives, tweezers and other surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each page while cutting around ideas and images of interest. Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed. Images and ideas are revealed to expose a book’s hidden, fragmented memory. The completed pieces expose new relationships of a book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception."




carved books


Brian Dettmer - briandettmer.com
 


book art

Brian Dettmer - close up.
briandettmer.com


book art

Brian Dettmer - close up of door below.
briandettmer.com


book art

Emergency Exit
Paperback books with acrylic varnish, 2012.
by Brian Dettmer   briandettmer.com



book sculpture


Brian Dettmer   www.briandettmer.com
See the excellent video interview with the artist below...



book art

Censored Book, 1974.
Book tied in rope, nailed, gessoed and painted.
By Barton Benes. centerforbookarts.org



reuse book art

Biblios
Guy Laramee: www.guylaramee.com



reuse book art

Grand Larousse (2010)
Guy Laramee: www.guylaramee.com



reuse book art

Historia das americas (2009)
Guy Laramee: www.guylaramee.com



book art

Jorinde and Jorindel, 2010
by Su Blackwell. sublackwell.co.uk



book sculpture

Book Sculpture, Drowning from Obsession
By Thomas Wightman, www.thomaswightman.co.uk


book art

Book Sculpture, Derailing my train of Thought
By Thomas Wightman, thomaswightman.co.uk


book art

Book Sculpture Derailing my train of Thought, 2013.
By Thomas Wightman, thomaswightman.co.uk


book art

An altered book or “book excavation” Skulduggery by James Allen.
“I opened this tome of DC Comics somewhere in the middle, laid it flat, and cut down through the pages of both the front and back covers. Through the right panel we see the distant past and as the pages go deeper we see more and more recent images. While the left panel shows the most recent images and the deeper pages reveal images from further in the past. In this way the pages of the book show a condensed history of all the 75 years of DC Comics all in one vignette.” 23sandy.com



book art

Herder 9 by Alexander Korzer-Robinson
cut encyclopedia, 1930, 25 x 17 x 6cm.
White space and words cut away, "an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience. These books, having been stripped of their utilitarian value by the passage of time, regain new purpose." alexanderkorzerrobinson.co.uk


art from old books

Rune Guneriussen - Norway
It´s common knowledge, 2009, edition of 5+1, 187cmx150cm, c-print
www.runeguneriussen.no
 



Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan
Oh Mariana, Mariana, Mariana
www.nymag.com



art from old books

Robert The
'Reader's Digest' Cake frosted with wax, 1998.
www.blogs.walkerart.org  Walker Art Center Library’s collection.



art from old books


Robeert The
Britannaca Book Broom
www.beautifullife.info



art from old books

Robert The
'Poetic Justice'
www.bookgun.com



paper art


White Undulation by Amy Genser
Rolled paper.
www.amygenser.com



art from books

Nick Georgiou
Bon Papier.
www.myhumancomputer.blogspot.com



old book painting


Nick Georgiou

The Happy Shaman
www.myhumancomputer.blogspot.com



old book art


Nick Georgiou
The Meeting (in Nick's Studio) of newspaper people.
www.myhumancomputer.blogspot.com



painting with books


Nick Georgiou
Of Queens, NY - currently living in Tucson, AZ
Nick says his art is inspired by the death of the printed word.
www.myhumancomputer.blogspot.com



book art

The Librarian, 1960, George Herms.
Wooden box, papers, books, loving cup, and painted stool. 57 x 63 x 21 in. Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Molly Barnes. © George Herms. blogs.getty.edu


art from old books


Jacqueline Rush Lee
'Stack' 50" high, from the Volume series created in 2000. The books are wet, dried, then screwed together into organic and geometric forms.
www.jacquelinerushlee.com



recycled book art


Jacqueline Rush Lee
Slice Trio, from the Volumes series 2001, created in 2000.
www.jacquelinerushlee.com



books as art

Alicia Martin
Spanish - Galleria Galica, Italy.
www.galica.it



books as art

Alicia Martin
Spanish.
www.blipoint.com



reused books art

Mike Stilkey
Of Los Angeles. Source. www.mikestilkey.com



art from old books

Mike Stilkey
Of Los Angeles.
mikestilkey.com



reuse of old books

Mike Stilkey   The Pipe 
2009, ink, colored pencil and lacquer on vintage book pages, 33x24 inches

www.mikestilkey.com



recycled book art

Alex Queral
Carves faces into phonebooks.
Born in Cuba, received an M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. His works have been exhibited in Canada, England, Mexico and throughout the U.S..
www.projectsgallery.com



art from old books

Yuken Teruya
Based in New York, the artist constructs intricate paper cuttings with various materials such as toilet paper rolls and paper shopping bags. His ideas often reflect the life and history of Okinawa, his homeland.
www.yukenteruyastudio.com



vases from old books

Book Vases by Laura Cahill
Laura uses a band saw - then inserts glass tubes inside for the water. She says “I discovered that the glue in old books make them extremely difficult to recycle.”
Via www.dezeen.com



book art

Waldo Lee, aka WALEE - digital artist/photographer - plays some photoshop games.  www.walee.com



recycled books

Book Bow Tie. Bind some pages in the centre with a piece of leather or fabric. via: no-aesthetic.tumblr.com



book art

Origami Books
Just unfold and read! By Isaac Salazar www.flickr.com/photos/bookofart








Brian Dettmer
Excellent Video - worth a watch!
Courtesy of Die Gestalten Verlag: www.gestalten.com







Long-Bin Chen
College of Charleston -- 2013 Spoleto Festival USA.
Excellent video of sanding and nailing books here: youtube.com



BookLovers - check out this amazing site: bookshelfporn.com





 

 

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Green Art Blog Additional Posts
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Paintings of Seeds
 
A small sampling of painters who have been inspired by seeds...
Seeds
 
The intricacy and diversity of the seed.
Chinese Garbage
 
Yao Lu an emerging Chinese artist digitally reworks photos of garbage into traditional Chinese landscape paintings.
The Art of Firewood
 
Inspiration for logs and firewood.
Button Art
 
There must be millions of small boxes and bottles of buttons tucked away in people's dresser drawers throughout the world...
Cork Art
 
Innovative use of sustainable, recyclable cork.
Netherlandish Redo
 
Updating the Dutch/Flemish portrait with modern disposables...
Chicken Wire Sculptures
 
Artists around the world are finding chicken wire and wire mesh an exciting medium to sculpt with.
Barbed Wire and Wire Sculptures
 
Wire sculpture inspiration. Large scale works incorporate metal waste within the wire wrapped sculptures.
Telephone Wire
 
Inside a thick insulating sleeve are 50 PVC-coated easily bendable, copper wires in all different colors. Keep the PVC out of landfills by turning it into art.
Circuit Board Art
 
Hidden from view for years, circuitry was only for function, covered with components and buried within a machine. Until artists started seeing circuitry's unique beauty.
Willow Sculpture
 
Weaving art with willow branches.
Alexandre Farto
 
Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, (aka Vhils) deconstructs building's walls using chisels, drills, jackhammers and small explosives to produce his large-scale wall murals. Farto exposes layers of history through the destruction of selective pieces of wall and billboard.
Driftwood and Scrap Wood Sculptures
 
Recycled wood sculptures by Andries Botha, Deborah Butterfield, Heather Jansch and more...
Fibonacci in Nature
 
The fibonacci spiral is a path of least resistance.
Ilana Shafir
 
Mosaic inspiration inspired by nature.
Ant Photography
 
Mr. Pavlov sets up the props, the ants happily play with them.
Terraced Farms
 
Although a great deal of labor to create, many of these terraces have been in use for over a thousand years.
Arthur Rackham Illustrations
 
Hugh Comstock was very familiar with Rackham's illustrations and when his wife asked him to build her a showroom for her handmade rag dolls “Otsy-Totsys”, the first time builder looked to Arthur Rackman's illustrations and built his wife a Rackham-inspired cottage called Hansel.
Succulent Inspiration
 
Just a spritz of water here and there...
 
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