Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs by Terry Border Brings Novels to Life

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jan 31, 2014 • References: terryborder & mymodernmet
The Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs art series breathes new life into old books. Although it is becoming abundantly clear that physical books are in no danger of dying away in the near future, such artistic endeavors as this one is heartwarming nonetheless. It shows that while one day they may not have a place in libraries, they may have one in galleries.

Created by Terry Border, the Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs series is yet another example how this American artist is bent on animating inanimate objects. First it was food, then tobacco and now books. He really should look into working for Pixar.

That said, the Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs series focuses on the message of each book for inspiration for the pose it takes on. For instance, 'The Odyssey' is packed and ready for a long journey. Stats for Animated Book Sculptures Trending: Older & Buzzing
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