Alexis Arnold

New Discarded Books Transformed Into Crystallized Sculptures by Alexis Arnold @This Is Colossal

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New Discarded Books Transformed Into Crystallized Sculptures by Alexis Arnold @This Is Colossal Artes & contextos

“In the Shade of Vines” (2016)

San Francisco-based artist Alexis Arnold (previously) looks to isolate the material rather than the content of the books she freezes in time, calling attention to both their physicality and quickly diminishing presence in our day-to-day lives. Utilizing borax crystals Arnold sprouts hardened, iridescent forms from a publication’s pages, posing the work more like a natural artifact rather than human detritus. Culling through discarded and found texts, she chooses those that seem to hold the greatest metaphorical weight. These selected titles are often those centered around advances in technology or wonders of our natural earth—Arnold subtly gesturing to how many experiences we leave behind as computers continue to gradually store the bulk of our collective knowledge. You can see more of Arnold’s crystallized works on her website and Instagram.

New Discarded Books Transformed Into Crystallized Sculptures by Alexis Arnold @This Is Colossal Artes & contextos

“In the Shade of Vines” (2016)

New Discarded Books Transformed Into Crystallized Sculptures by Alexis Arnold @This Is Colossal Artes & contextos

“The Science of Wine: From Vine to Glass” (2016)

New Discarded Books Transformed Into Crystallized Sculptures by Alexis Arnold @This Is Colossal Artes & contextos

“The Complete Book of Crochet” (2016)

New Discarded Books Transformed Into Crystallized Sculptures by Alexis Arnold @This Is Colossal Artes & contextos

“Hugh Johnson’s Story of Wine” (2016)

New Discarded Books Transformed Into Crystallized Sculptures by Alexis Arnold @This Is Colossal Artes & contextos

“The Art and Adventure of Beekeeping” (2016)

New Discarded Books Transformed Into Crystallized Sculptures by Alexis Arnold @This Is Colossal Artes & contextos

“The Art and Adventure of Beekeeping” (2016)

New Discarded Books Transformed Into Crystallized Sculptures by Alexis Arnold @This Is Colossal Artes & contextos

“Napa Valley: The Land, The Wine, The People” (2016)

 

 

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