Bookart met and in some cases exceeded all of my demanding specifications for the book. I will be an artist art print by cassandra gillens. This exhibition is dedicated to the flood in houston texas. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. I transform books into art by sculpting them, dyeing them and then through the medium of photography presenting them anew as objects of beauty. Cara barer is an american artist that produces peculiar book sculptures that she then perfectly photographs.
American born artist cara barer trained at the glassell school of art and the san. Sep 04, 2012 photographer cara barer has been working on a beautiful book art series since 2004. Jacqueline rush lee an artist from hawaii, has a very similar art concept as cara barer, she states that these books arent being ruined, they are given a new life. Texas based photographer cara barer puts a new meaning in book art through her colorful sculptures out of discarded phone books, computer. Putting aside the functionality and economic aspects of a proper book for reading, book design is a true marry of art, craft and design. This art print displays sharp, vivid images with a high degree of color accuracy. I know some of my fellow bibliophiles balk at the idea of cutting pages, but i have a real soft spot for book art. Please join us on saturday, january 9th at 6pm, when we kickoff the 2016 year with an exhibition of outstanding new work by gallery artist, cara barer. It takes a true artist to see an aesthetic form in a wet phone book lying on the street and use that vision to produce these remarkable sculptures. Barer has been represented in numerous exhibitions across the u. Old and heavy books always seem like a mysterious and infinite well of wisdom and imagination for me. Portfolio cara barer photography book sculpture, book. Cara barer body of work at andrea schwartz gallery. Cuban art is a very diverse cultural blend of african, european and north american design reflecting the diverse demographic of the island.
Jackson the wild and colorful pages of old books are the medium of choice for artist cara barer, whose literary sculptures encompass fine art, photography, design and creative innovation. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Find the latest shows, biography, and artworks for sale by cara barer. The book as an art form artists books libguides at. Showing that a book s appearance can be as diverse as its content, these images capture both the intimacy and vulnerability of the printed page.
Cara barer a random encounter with the houston yellow pages on drew street was the initial inspiration for this project. Her process involves searching for books that are no longer in use. Creative ideas to transform your books decorations, stationery, display scenes, and more by claire youngs isbn. Apr 11, 2012 the book art of cara barer by kaushik patowary. After soaking it in the bathtub for a few hours, it had a new shape and purpose. From initial concept and editing of images and manuscripts to layout, typographic design and preparation of your print files. I could not have been happier with the process or the outcome. Book sculpture by cara barer cara barer is an artist using photography, paper, books, paint and anything else that might be needed to create this. Cara barer is an internationally recognized houston based photographer. Cara barer book sculpture book art, book sculpture. The wild and colorful pages of old books are the medium of choice for artist cara barer, whose literary sculptures encompass fine art, photography, design. Today, it is more than just a recording tool, as creative artists start transforming them into genuine and remarkable art forms, generally named book sculptures. Association of international photography art dealers.
Their service was professional, personable, and top notch from start to finish. In her experimentation with curling irons, clothes pins and water, barer transforms volumes of irrelevant and outdated information into coiled, crumpled. As she continues this journey of creating abstract art with books, she hopes to capture a lot of information. Cara obrien artprize artist an open art contest based in. Enjoying these folded book sculptures by photographer cara barer with the discarded books that i have acquired, i am attempting to blur the line between objects, sculpture, and photography. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Texas based photographer cara barer uses old phone books, computer manuals, maps, and comic books to create hypnotic sculptures, which.
The outdated publications serve as materials and subjects for the houstonbased artists ongoing series of works. Post the most beautiful examples of book sculptures. A member of the versatile family of art prints, this highquality reproduction represents the best of both worlds. Book sculptures cara barer photography book sculpture. Cara barer cara barer is a texasborn and raised artist whose art uses books distorted in various ways that make them unrecognizable. He doesnt care at all about the lives and fortunes of the human beings peopling this planet. A random encounter with an old phone book was the primary inspiration and after that, more than seven years ago, she began the search for more books and methods to change their appearance. Old books transformed into works of art by houstonbased fine art photographer cara barer. Cara barer was first inspired to create these 3d works of art when she saw a yellow pages that soaked by the rain had curled and deformed into something beautiful. Discover interesting facts about cara barer on artnet.
Take away the center books and the ladder and it would be a cool book art of lotr. The artists book proved central to the development of conceptual art. The downside to this book, this is more of about loish then it is to help you with art. This book has been written for people who, though they enjoy art in general, have become confused and disenchanted by the art of our times. In doing so, she is able to coax new meaning where there was only typeset text before. Assortment of my bookguns from the 90s, image 2010 robert the collection of the artist the quarterly conversation issue 12 summer 2008 the book art of robert the, cara barer, and jacqueline rush lee by elizabeth wadell. Sometimes her main art tool might be yellow pages, or telephone books.
After photographing that abandoned book, i realized that i owned many books that were no longer of use to me, or anyone else. Bold, colorful, dramatic contemporary still life paintings in colored pencil and oil by realist artist cecile baird. Incredibly beautiful book art of cara barer strictlypaper. This project has become a journey that continues to evolve. In the hands of texan photographer cara barer, phone books, old computer manuals, maps or comic books all come to life as hypnotic sculptures, ending up published in a beautiful photography picture book. The artists creative process includes the transformation of outdated, abandoned and obsolete books into coiled, crumpled and sculptural objects. Cara obrien whitehall, mi, united states bio as a young artist, i studied and practiced many techniques and explored a wide variety of media in settings both formal with bfa from central michigan university and informal with my mentor ray jansma, an artist and architect from fremont, mi. Half price books became a regular haunt, and an abandoned house gave me a set of outdated reference books, complete with mold and neglect. Cara barer fine art photography, photography services, art. Cara barer artwork presented by foster white gallery, seattle. Each book tells me how to begin according to its size, type of paper, and sometimes contents. However, book is so much more than pages full of words. Cara barer photography book sculpture, book photography. Cara barer fine art photography, photography services.
Fine art photographer cara barers book sculptures photos. Dream tree started off as a novel titled enigma while blue butterfly was, in its previous life, an ordinary yellow pages. Barer adjusts and molds the pages of old books to create a series of pieces that represent a variety of objects and themes that stand out from an top view perspective against a solid black background. Cara barer artist biography, past and future exhibitions. Book sculpture by cara barer paper artwork, paper sculpture. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. It is still a book since the pages are binded together. Jan 4, 2014 cara barer is an internationally recognized houston based. These days its hard to miss the photographs of cara barer, an artist.
Written by laura gonzalez cara barer s book project has a lot to do with chance and experimentation. Paintings and art of cara enteles, artist living and working in brooklyn, new york and pennslyvania. Enjoying these folded book sculptures by photographer cara barer. That moment, when you pick up an old book from a shelf and wipe away thick layer of dust from its cover, is full of magic. American, born 1956, lives and works in houston, tx i transform books into art by sculpting them, dyeing them and then through the medium of photography presenting them anew as objects of beauty, says barer, who uses curling irons and water to manipulate outdated, abandoned and obsolete books before immortalizing with her. Art made from books is the definitive guide to this compelling art form, showcasing groundbreaking work by todays most showstopping practitioners.
At every stage of the project, i knew what to expect and when to expect it. I have fully embraced that technology, and would not want to be without it, but, i also fear that it is rapidly leading us to rely less and less on the reference books common in the last two centuries. Phone books, software manuals, reference books, and other obsolete and discarded books find their way into her work. Framed posters are professionally framed by our partners and then shipped in a cushioned cardboard box. Cara barer visually documents the way in which society has come to retrieve information by changing a common reference book into a work of sculpture and photographing the outcome. The definition may sound simple, but the world of artist books can be a. The wild and colorful pages of old books are the medium of choice for artist cara barer, whose literary sculptures encompass fine art, photography, design and creative innovation. Thinker under tree book sculpture, paper art, book art. Previous next intro inscar inktale sans rainbow skeleton napstablook doodle just a papyrus. Cara barer photography book sculpture, book photography, paper. Please remember that i dont mind you using my art in a story cover, edit or profile pic, through i would appreciate if you left me credit for the drawing or asked before doing so. Cara barer is well known for her book sculptures, book photography, and paper sculptures.
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I was a bit disappointed when the majority of the book is more of motivation and about loishs journey. Incredibly beautiful book art of cara barer posted on april 27, 2012 by jasmine texas based photographer cara barer puts a new meaning in book art through her colorful sculptures out of discarded phone books, computer manuals, maps and the like that she transforms and then photographs. Something a little bit different to end our list of book sculpture. Aug 16, 2017 this pin was discovered by stephanie bushman. With the discarded books that i have acquired, i am attempting to blur the line between objects, sculpture, and photography. Cara barers books book art, book photography, book.707 1059 102 835 765 1496 1087 280 1448 1143 337 871 1018 220 925 267 1256 1218 531 742 230 1414 219 620 1382 926 292 792 106 214 503 1052 146