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Photographer Cara Barer has done a fantastic job in turning old books into stunning paper art. My favourite is the one entitled ‘The Twins’ at the end of this post ↓ Above: “Rapunzel”.

More Work from Cara Barer:

Above: Anthology

An extract from Cara’s online statement:

[…] I arrive at some of my images by chance. Others, through experimentation. Without these two elements, my work would not flow easily from one idea to the next. A random encounter on Drew Street with the Houston Yellow Pages was the primary inspiration for this project. After that chance meeting, I began the search for more books, and more methods to change their appearance.
I realized I owned many books that were no longer of use to me, or for that matter, anyone else. Would I ever need “Windows 95?” After soaking it in the bathtub for a few hours, it had a new shape and purpose. Half Price Books became a regular haunt, and an abandoned house gave me a set of outdated reference books, complete with mold and neglect. Each book tells me how to begin according to its size, type of paper, and sometimes contents. [read more]

Butterfly paper art

Above: Butterfly


Above: Carousel

Paper on black

Above: Flurry

Above: How To

Murder Mystery Book

Above: Murder Mystery

Red book

Above: Rogets

Paper art of The Twins books

Above: The Twins

Credits for this work: Images shown here are copyright © Cara Barer. Please visit her site for more stunning work and contact details.

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