The image of a librarian slide tackling an X-Acto knife wielding artist was the precise visual that popped into my mind when I stumbled across the book sculptures of Alexander Korzer-Robinson.
The artist is precise in his collages and the book sculptures really are stunning. He uses mostly 19th Century children’s books filled with explorers and adventures in far-off places. According to his website,
I make book sculptures / cut books by working through a book, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. In this way, I build my composition using only the images found in the book.
When I looked through the artist’s work, I also couldn’t help but think of the illustrations of Henry Darger.