As I have always gravitated toward literature and books, it has been very tempting to use this source for collage material. But doing this, I ran into a road block: It was just hard to butcher books for my art projects. I guess the stigma of book burnings and banning of literature runs deep in our consciousness, and the destruction of books is hard, even with the best intentions. But as I created more and more book designs myself, I thought I earned the right to tear a few up as well. So now, even though it still gives me the chills to rip through the spine of a beautiful old volume, it is also a very satisfying process to use the precious parts and give the book a whole new identity.
I'm showing 28 collages, and the show is up till April 2nd, 2018.
Read Print Magazine's blogpost about the collages (by Steven Heller) here.