So finally, the semester is over; the dejected books adorning those lonesome bookshelves will now miss your company for sure. While most of us prefer to donate our previous semester books to someone needy rather than dropping them off at a landfill or a dump yard, some creative souls morph the-once-adorable-book-pages into origami-inspired pieces of art – if, by any chance, they belong to that category.
However, have you ever heard of an artist who pulls out pages from old schoolbooks, sands and scrapes away the superfluous text, and finally, morphs those pages into amazing works of art? The New York-based Matthew Cusick removes everything except the page number, an illustration and a few chosen words from selected book pages to produce a stunning, literary art.
Dubbed as Defacements, each despoiled (more dignified than it was otherwise, actually) page offers itself as a strong statement on the state of environment, politics, deconstruction and what not.
Watch out the gallery below to know more about his art: