The Process of Sculpting Books

The Process of Sculpting Books – something I’m fascinated with.

I stumbled upon this short (7:08 minute) video showing the Process of Sculpting Books.  It features the Zen Garden Installation by Long-Bin Chen “Set in Stone”.  

This video was highlighted on the website of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston announcing the opening of a gallery show of sculpted books.  The article, published in 2013, is worth reading and pictures of the art are worth seeing  HERE

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston

REBOUND
DISSECTIONS AND EXCAVATIONS IN BOOK ART 

MAY 23 – JULY 6, 2013

This stumble created a thin thread of discovery.  I found a few more videos showing the actual process of artists sculpting books using electric machines (sand blasting booth, sanders, drills, nail guns, etc).  It was a pleasant ride – you should take it…
NOTE:  I volunteered for a year at a busy Atlanta library in the donated book section.  I know what happens to all of the thousands of books that get donated and can’t, or won’t be, bought.  This is a good thing.