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The Book Planters of Do Myoung Kim October 1, 2014 – Posted in: Books and Art, Content, sculpture

Ah (sprout) – Ah (ego) 2004 The Google Cultural Institute is a concentrated “effort to make important cultural material available and accessible to everyone and to digitally preserve it to educate and inspire future generations.” A healthy component of the Institute  is the Art Project, where Google has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to bring their collections online. One of the organizations on  board is the Korean Art Museum Association and lucky for us their holdings…

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Encyclopedias in the hands of Mary Ann Santin September 11, 2014 – Posted in: Books and Art, Content, sculpture

‘1962’, 2012 “I am interested in our archival desire to create a memory of those now gone in order to promote a collective identity” says artist Mary Ann Santin. And what better to work with to realize that interest than a printed encyclopedia; an obsolete form packed with information of “those now gone”and published with the intent to “promote a collective identity.” Whether she is sanding, miniaturizing or covering it in wax the encyclopedia presents the perfect medium for…

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Bookworks of Maskull Lasserre July 26, 2014 – Posted in: Books and Art, Conceptual Art, Content, sculpture

Image II, 2007 . books, frame, twine  “My work is always halfway between a song and a punch” says Canadian sculpture Maskull Lasserre. From his serene well groomed and painted works to his sculptures featuring carved and altered books Lasser blends “elements of nostalgia, accident, humor, and the macabre… into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected.” Here’s some song and some punch for your enjoyment: Harlequin, 2007.  Political ideology texts, steel…

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A trio of book sculptures by Rosie Leventon April 10, 2014 – Posted in: Art, Books and Art, Installation, sculpture

SOMEWHERE A DOOR SLAMMED…. 2009 Rosie Leventon is one of the new-breed of green artists cropping up around the world. Her work is deeply “grounded in a sensitive concern for the natural environment and how we use it.” She “sees her work as interweaving a kind of personal archaeology with the archaeology of contemporary society and the physical archaeology of places.” She is all about using local and recycled materials and resources whenever possible. Here’s a…

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A Visit to "The Mouse Library" May 1, 2013 – Posted in: Books and Art, sculpture

“Do Not Disturb Me!” 40x20cm [15.75″ x 7.87″] Welcome to Souris de Bibliotheque (The Mouse Library), an amazing series of painted clay sculptures by French artist Véronique Didierlaurent. There is so much strength packed in these small creations; the dreamy serenity these women exude is contagious!  Enjoy the selection. “the climber books” 55x25cm Provisions for the road?” 35×20 cm   “The long literary chair” 45×20 cm “the bookmark” 35×25 cm “Playing perched” 40×20 cm “Lili-Larousse” 35×20 cm Sumptuous! Artist’s website

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