art celebrating books – book sculpture

I love art that celebrates books and reading–especially when it’s done well. This large steel sculpture titled “The Book” by Toronto artist Ilan Sandler is just beautiful. It makes me feel good just to look at the photographs!

The artist says: “‘The Book’ is a steel sculpture with two pages torn away from its spine. The spine is perpendicular to the ground, the covers are open, and the pages appear to blow in the wind. From the highway viewers see a book that looks as if it were lifted by the wind and oriented towards a sheet that has already escaped its binding.”

You can visit Ilan Sandler’s website here to see more photos and read more about his sculpture.

There are a lot of sculptures that I like–but “The Book” is one is now among my favorites.

Thank you to BookLust for pointing me in this direction.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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2 Responses to art celebrating books – book sculpture

  1. Jen Robinson says:

    That is gorgeous. Thanks!!

  2. Cheryl says:

    Thanks, Jen. 🙂 I love finding stuff like this–and it’s so nice when others like it, too. 🙂

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