Rewards of being a piano teacher
Nicholas Jones born 1974 in UK, is an international book sculptor based in Melbourne Australia. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1997, Master of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2001 and a Graduate Diploma of Education at The University of Melbourne in 2003.
Nicholas Jones aims at highlight- ing the poetic nature of the book as a form. From his tiny Melbourne studio, he stacks, folds, tears, cuts and sews book leaves, transforming books into works of art, small sculptures that question the way books are read. Like a surgeon examin- ing and reorganizing body tissue, armed with a scalpel, Jones readdresses the book’s tissue – paper – dissecting unwanted books, casting a new light on books as an everyday commodity.
From Where They Create. Text by Alexandra Onderwater.
We’re Unknown Editors.
One of my favorite book sculptors!
When I’m almost done reading a good book.
Anselm Kiefer — Tannhäuser, lead books with thorns, 2000
Totally my aesthetic—circles and primary colors.
I went with the Cincinnati Book Arts Society yesterday to the Lloyd Library and Museum to see an exhibit called “Wounded Home,” about the Civil War. Some of the pieces were really amazing, such as a settee upholstered with a print derived from images of bullet entrance and exit wounds, or a light fixture with glass cotton blooms as bulbs. I thought it was an interesting detail that the light fixture emerged from a coiled bullwhip on the ceiling—a cold reminder of the source of the Southern financial abundance from cotton. The wallpapers from images of tent encampments and from other found civil war imagery, as well as an amazing coiled mess of paper laces overflowing a table, really captivated me. More about the artists and pieces can be found at http://www.lloydlibrary.org/exhibits/woundedhome.html
This is the best!
And if librarians connect people to information…what is information?