Isaac Salazar’s Book Origami Gives Dusty Tomes New Inspiration

by , 01/24/11

Isaac Salazar, Scott Campbell, recycled materials, recycled books, Kindle, digital reader, recycle art, book art

Working exclusively with used books (unless a commission warrants otherwise), Salazar has created a series of word sculptures (featuring inspirational words such as “Dream”, “Read”, “Faith” and “Love”) through painstaking hand cutting and origami folding. Salazar is a completely self-taught artist, and at first glance his work appears to be laser cut — like artist Scott Campbell’s stacks of dollar bills — but in reality each piece takes up to two weeks to intricately fold by hand. He often plays with the title of the book, such as carving a recycle symbol in a book called “A World without Trees.”

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  1. Catherine Malvern December 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Book Sculpture – I really do wish I’d thought of that.

  2. kgray2107 April 26, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I love, love, love this. What a beautiful use for old books!

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