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Artist Shreds & Twists Recycled Books Into Marvelous Marine Forms (Photos) [Copy link] 中文

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Even if electronic readers do usurp the reign of the paper-based book, low-tech tomes can still live on as art. We've seen them carved into breathtaking landscapes, recycled as lighting, and even reincarnated as fairytale haute couture, but for Swiss artist Valérie Buess, books are tentacled sea organisms that she brings to life by hand.


Buess' works are created through endless rolling, shredding and twisting the pages of books into organic forms -- sometimes resembling corals, sea urchins, or some other mythical creature of the watery depths.

The patterns of text are left visible in her pieces, and Buess also employs the judicious use of colour -- a bit here, a bit there, or a suggestive tone all over -- to bring her works to life, like this cluster of purplish sea urchins -- which look like they would tickle quite a bit.
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