Somewhere between glamorized and distressed lies the sculptural artwork of Alexis Arnold. This talented artist takes classic and lesser-known books and alters them by warping the pages and adding borax crystals.

The books, which are literally covered in the stones, almost resemble rocks. Some are more obviously recognizable, while others are so distorted that it's difficult to see what they once were. Perhaps creating a statement about permanence, these offbeat pieces are eye-catching regardless of what the meaning behind them may be.

The technique Arnold uses is actually possible to do at home, but perhaps it's best to leave this one up to the expert. Re-appropriating both classically beloved and relatively unknown titles, Alexis Arnold makes a whole new story for these books.