Alexis Arnold ,Crystallized Books Sculptures

Alexis Arnold is a San Francisco-based artist whose sculptures,

installations, and mixed media 2-D art focus on material, transformation, and perception. Arnold describes”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 crystal growth, have become artifacts or geologic specimens imbued with the history of time, use, and memory”.

Alexis Arnold ,Crystallized Books Sculptures #artpeople

Alexis Arnold ,Crystallized Books Sculptures #artpeople

Beekeeping: The Gentle Craft 9 x 6 x 8.75 inches, 2016

Alexis Arnold ,Crystallized Books Sculptures #artpeople

Alexis Arnold ,Crystallized Books Sculptures #artpeople

side view, In the Shade of Vines

Alexis Arnold ,Crystallized Books Sculptures #artpeople

In the Shade of Vines book, borax, 19.5 x 4 x 12 inches, 2016

Alexis Arnold ,Crystallized Books Sculptures #artpeople

Alexis Arnold ,Crystallized Books Sculptures #artpeople

national geographic magazines (roundabout)
magazines, borax crystals, 10.25 x 6.75 x 7.5 inches, 2013

Alexis Arnold ,Crystallized Books Sculptures #artpeople

Alexis Arnold ,Crystallized Books Sculptures #artpeopleAlexis Arnold ,Crystallized Books Sculptures #artpeople

Alexis Arnold ,Crystallized Books Sculptures #artpeople

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn detail 7.5 x 9 x 4 inches, 2014

You can see more on her website and Instagram.