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Alexis Arnold Turns Classic Books Into Crystalline Geological Sculptures

Posted By Ana Lisa On February 1, 2013 @ 11:17 am In Art | No Comments

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American sculptor Alexis Arnold [1] is growing crystals on classic novels. Crime and Punishment, The Catcher in the Rye and The Complete Book of Houseplants are just some of the iconic works that she’s turned into brilliant sugar-like [2] sculptures by using catalyzed natural processes and the effects of time.

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For her aptly named ‘Crystalized Books’ series, Arnold uses catalyzed natural processes within concise time frames, experimenting with various crystal growth patterns (ex. Borax [3] crystals), forced oxidation and sun bleaching. By carefully mapping the changes and controlling the growth, she is able to yield pieces with an incredible geology [4] and a history of their own.

+ Alexis Arnold [1]

Via Ignant [5]

Photo © Alexis Arnold


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[1] Alexis Arnold: http://www.alexisarnold.com/

[2] sugar-like: http://inhabitat.com/brilliant-salt-crystal-lamp-is-grown-in-a-bucket/

[3] Borax: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-blue-jean-insulation-by-bonded-logic/cotton_raw_materials_binjpg/

[4] geology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geology

[5] Ignant: http://www.ignant.de/2013/01/07/crystalized-books/

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