Books Are For Reading
and loving and petting and displaying and chewing
"Writer and reader... who gives, who receives? Both and both. And, this is why it is always necessary to leave open spaces in a piece of work, to trust the reader to get it, to not tell everything... the empty spaces are the handholds, footholds, by which the reader climbs into the work, inserting him or herself." - Crescent Dragonwagon
Ancient "book" of Runes, Norway, c. 15th Century.
Alexander Korzer-Robinson creates narrative scenes by using pre-existing media, such as encyclopedias. He creates his book sculptures by carefully cutting into pages, exposing some of the illustrations while removing others. The images seen in the finished work are left untouched, standing in their original place.