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Crystallized Books Freeze Literature In Time [Pics]

Crystallized Books Freeze Literature In Time [Pics]
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Artist Alexis Arnold grows Borax and Epsom salt crystals on books to create unique sculptures.

Emma Hutchings
  • 26 july 2013

San Francisco-based artist Alexis Arnold created a number of unique sculptures using crystals and discarded books. The ‘Crystallized Book Series’ features Borax and Epsom salt crystals, which are relatively cheap and non-toxic.

Crystallized Books Freeze Literature In Time [Pics]

These have been grown on books including The Catcher in the Rye, Crime and Punishment and a San Francisco Phonebook. The series symbolizes the gradual transition today of books from literature pieces to home decor. In an interview with Redefine magazine, Arnold said:

The Crystallized Book Series was prompted by continuously finding boxes of discarded books/magazines, the onset of e-books, and by the recent disappearance of bookstores. Furthermore, I had been growing crystals on hard objects and was interested in seeing the effect of the crystal growth on malleable objects.

Click through to see images of the crystals growing on books:

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