Saturday

Cut and Folded - The Work of Nicholas Jones


After reading yesterday's post on the paper exhibition in NY, Dave was nice enough to send along a link to the website of Nicholas Jones, an incredible paper sculptor from Melbourne. Must be something in the water down there, because Melbourne sure turns out some amazing stuff. This from the site:

"The physical act of folding, tearing and sewing book leaves, may be considered iconoclastic (extinguishing the fire of reason, perhaps). Although sometimes iconised for their content or historical importance, more often than not, books are discarded as cultural detritus. These transformed books aim to highlight the poetic nature of the book as form. As historical phenomena, books have reflected the evolution of mankind, and although beseiged by new technologies, the book remains steadfastly both the solver of the riddle and the creator of the labyrinth."
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8 comments:

  1. I am such a sucker for paper art! Wonderful!

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  2. alamodestuff - Me too! Thanks for the comment!

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  3. Thanks for the comment Rachael! I agree...amazing.

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  4. www.offbeatearth.com/dont-like-reading-other-uses-for-books//

    other uses for books...

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  5. SpUd - Thanks for the link. I have featured all of those in the past.

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  6. i'm lucky enought to have been given one of nicholas' pieces for my birthday from my husband :)

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  7. Candice - Ooh! You are lucky! Thnaks for the comment!

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