Artist Alexis Arnold grows Borax and Epsom salt crystals on books to create unique sculptures.

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.

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:

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