Sunday, December 4, 2011

Book Art

I saw a news report on the other day about a man who literally took old books and made statues out of them. He would read each page and cut it out until it made the shape that he wanted, but it was more then that. The new statue was also readable and he used the words to speak to the reader. What an interesting concept, and how many ways can this metaphor affect this class?
This image is simultaneously text and image at the same time. It challenges the ideas of langue and parole. It creates an aura on a medium that has never had one, as each statue has to be made by him and they are thus unique.

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