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The Book Origami Of Isaac Salazar

The "Book of Art" series mimics the precision of laser cutting and repurposes old books into intricate artworks.

Dylan Schenker
Dylan Schenker on January 20, 2011.

Book of Art is a series of books whose pages have been folded in such a way as to create a series of 3D words. At first glance, the careful, intricate folds appear laser cut, but at closer inspection it is apparent that the artist has, in fact, folded and manually cut individual pages to beautiful effect. The ease to which one can make the mistake is a testament to the level of detail in each of the book sculptures. Isaac Salazar, an untrained self-taught artist, was initially inspired by the so-called Reader’s Digest Christmas Trees. The sculptures can take him anywhere from a day to 2 weeks to finish.

Salazar explains how important the recycling aspect of his work is on his Flickr page,

I like to take a book that would otherwise end up in a landfill and turn it into art. Rarely do I use new books, unless I am commissioned to. I like to watch Planet Green, and am into alternative energy, recycling and repurposing so it’s a good feeling to know my art can contribute to reducing waste.

Isaac Salazar

[via Today And Tomorrow]

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