Mark Twain said,
“The man who does not read good books has no advantage
over the man who can’t read them.”
I wonder what he would say about doing this with books:
The New Yorker Book Bench blog posted this picture and a writeup about Isaac Salazar, the artist who created this sculpture by folding and cutting a book.
Looking through a gallery of his work on booooooom.com, I’m amazed and inspired by his creativity and skill. I once managed a used bookstore (second best job in the world) where thousands of books were discarded every year. We donated as many books as we could and sent the unwanted ones to recycling, but not all books meet such an eco-friendly end. A lot of them end up at the dump. This artist is doing his part to keep old books in circulation and out of the landfills. As a lover of books and book arts, seeing a book turned into a piece of art as beautiful as this, just makes me happy.
To read more, visit Page-Turner.