Alexis Arnold: Crystallised Books

Have so many ideas and projects on the go just now (see The Mamas for one of the biggest of the bunch) but somehow still managed to spend about an hour looking through photos of the work of Alexis Arnold, who has transformed boxes of discarded books into beautiful sparkling specimens using a super concentrated borax solution to create a film of crystals.

Says Arnold, ‘The Crystallised Book Series addresses the materiality versus the text or content of a book. The crystals remove the text and solidify the books into aesthetic, non-functional objects. The books, frozen with heavy crystal growth, have become artifacts or geologic specimens imbued with the history of time, use, and memory.’

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