Narratives Through Carved Antique Books

Narratives Through Carved Antique Books

England-based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson has carved these antiquarian books into unique sculptures and has brought to life the narrative scenarios that lie within them. We have seen several types of book carving throughout our site, varying from landscapes or even portraits. Alexander’s pieces reflect the original context of these books, each illustration within in their original position as a way to convey their meanings through each layer.

Narratives Through Carved Antique Books
Narratives Through Carved Antique Books
Narratives Through Carved Antique Books
Narratives Through Carved Antique Books

“By using pre-existing media as a starting point, certain boundaries are set by the material, which I aim to transform through my process. Thus, an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience. These books, having been stripped of their utilitarian value by the passage of time, regain new purpose. They are no longer tools to learn about the world, but rather a means to gain insight about oneself.” –Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Narratives Through Carved Antique Books
Narratives Through Carved Antique Books
Narratives Through Carved Antique Books
Narratives Through Carved Antique Books

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