A photo of book pages that are dyed and curled. The spine is cracked and bent into a round sculpture

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Artist Cara Barer curls and rolls the pages of books into sculptures that add colorful dimension to bound tomes. She dyes, shreds, and submerges vintage encyclopedias or instruction manuals in water to distort the typically compact publications. With cracked spins and crinkled pages, the manipulated objects reference the relationship between the natural and human-made as they evoke flowers at peak bloom. For more of Barer’s contorted works, visit her site and Instagram.

 

A photo of book pages that are dyed and curled. The spine is cracked and bent into a round sculpture

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A photo of book pages that are dyed. The spine is cracked and bent into a round sculpture

A photo of book pages that are dyed and curled. The spine is cracked and bent into a round sculpture

A photo of book pages that are dyed green. The spine is cracked and bent into a round sculpture

A photo of a book splayed open atop another book with curled pages

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