Book Art Is Awesome: Grown Edition

If the previous book art posts didn’t have you clutching your book pearls in horror, this one certainly, most definitely, will. Today, we’re looking at art grown from books.

And it’s fascinating.

Jardin de la Connaissance by Rodney LaTourelle, artist, and Thilo Folkerts, landscape designer 

From 2010 to 2013, LaTourelle and Folkerts collaborated on this garden of decaying books for a long-term Quebec art installation. The artists encouraged the forest to take the books back by cultivating mushrooms and mosses within the books themselves.

Book art in the Jardin de la Connaissance

Book art in the Jardin de la Connaissance

Book art in the Jardin de la Connaissance

Book art in the Jardin de la Connaissance

Book art in the Jardin de la Connaissance

Book art in the Jardin de la Connaissance

 

Alexis Arnold

The artist comments about the Crystallized Book Series: “The books, frozen with crystal growth, have become artifacts or geologic specimens imbued with the history of time, use, and nostalgia.”

Book art made from crystals by Alexis Arnold This Is Water

Book art made from crystals by Alexis Arnold Alchemist’s Handbook

Book art made from crystals by Alexis Arnold Crime and Punishment

Book art made from crystals by Alexis Arnold World Book Encyclopedia 1978 Yearbook

Book art made from crystals by Alexis Arnold Sabbath’s Theater

Book art made from crystals by Alexis Arnold Chemistry: An Experimental Science

DIY Your Own Grown Book Art

If all of this grown book art is giving you a hankering to put it in your own home (and you don’t quite have enough to buy one of Arnold’s designs), you can create something of a similar nature at home.

You can get some pre-made book art from PaperDame on Etsy.

Book art planters from Etsy

Get a DIY kit from RootedInSucculents on Etsy.

Book art planters from Etsy

Or, perhaps, go all out and create the piece from start to finish.

If you know of any more grown book art, let me know about it in the comments!

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