Book Origami

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Book of Art is a series of books whose pages have been folded in such a way as to create a series of 3D words. At first glance, the careful, intricate folds appear laser cut, but at closer inspection it is apparent that the artist has, in fact, folded and manually cut individual pages to beautiful effect. The ease to which one can make the mistake is a testament to the level of detail in each of the book sculptures. Isaac Salazar, an untrained self-taught artist, was initially inspired by the so-called Reader’s Digest Christmas Trees. The sculptures can take him anywhere from a day to 2 weeks to finish. Aside from the creative outlet, Salazar is fully conscious of reducing landfill waste and recycling when creating art. He hopes that his sculptures show the world that even “art can contribute to reducing waste.” He says:

“I like to take a book that would otherwise end up in a landfill and turn it into art. Rarely do I use new books, unless I am commissioned to. I like to watch Planet Green, and am into alternative energy, recycling and repurposing so it’s a good feeling to know my art can contribute to reducing waste.”

(Sources: The article and photos are courtesy of Inhabitat and PSFK)

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About Zak Suhar

Googler. Mount Union graduate. Outdoor enthusiast. Perspective and jumping photographer. Entrepreneurial mind-setter. Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin sports fan.
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