Alexis Arnold's 'Crystallized Books' project transforms discarded and damaged reading materials into monumental sculptures. Her up-cycled creations give new meaning to old books that would otherwise be destined for the waste bin.
To create her masterpieces, the San Francisco based artist coats her medium with borax crystals until it appears frozen. These damaged books and magazines are immortalized and reveal ice-like elements when examined at close range.
The 'Crystaillized Books' series by Alexis Arnold embodies a nostalgic air and makes one feel uneasy about the future need for books. While many enjoy a classic paperback, digitized reading materials are slowly replacing traditional print. This technological shift leaves many wary about the need for printed versions of novels that are already digitized.
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