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CRYSTAL BOOKS BY ALEXIS ARNOLD

by Ariadna Zierold

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San Francisco based artist Alexis Arnold has found a way to preserve her favorite old books as timeless treasures. Her crystallized book series turns books into stunning, mystical sculptures using laundry detergent to grow crystals on the various objects.

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“The Crystallized Book Series addresses the materiality versus the text or content of a book. The crystals remove the text and solidify the books into aesthetic, non-functional objects. The books, frozen with heavy crystal growth, have become artifacts or geologic specimens imbued with the history of time, use, and memory.” Alexis Arnold

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