During our stay at the Clement Monterey, a couple pieces of artwork in the hotel really caught my eye: Cara Barer's book art photography. She takes used and unwanted books and manipulates them into unique sculptures using the contents and type of book to determine how she will approach each particular project. "My photographs are mainly a documentation of a physical evolution," Barer explains in her statement. "I have changed a common object into sculpture in a state of flux. The way we choose to research and find information is also in an evolution. I hope to raise questions about these changes, the ephemeral and fragile nature in which we now obtain information, and the future of books."
I don't know why, but I just found this art so fascinating. How long does each piece take to make? Are the book edges already colored or are they dyed afterward? I loved following each page as it twists and curls out of its binding, reaching out past the edges of the photograph, morphing into something more than what it was originally meant to be.