Artist Jonathan Callan has created these stunning swirling sculptures by folding and wrapping book pages around each other. They become beautiful creative images made up of layers of curled books, and at times resemble a colorful tree-stump and other natural formations. Callan stacks the books together using screws to create enormous, mesmerizing patterns of color.
Here at Inhabitat we’ve showcased a whole host of artwork made out of books, from a rainbow spectrum book sculpture to Cardiff/Miller’s recycled book house. But we love it when artists like Callan give the books a completely unique shape, transforming them into a different artistic material that is almost unrecognizable. Whether you think these sculptures look like the cross-section of a tree trunk or a map of a weather pattern, the organic form challenges the viewer to consider the provenance of materials like books.