From old books that people no longer want, Daniel Lai creates art with several mediums in varied styles and subject matter, bringing new life to old paper. The artist, also known as Kenjio was born in Malaysia, moved to the United States in 2000, and is now living in Tennessee.
Each book sculpture is made by folding the paper to create a fan effect and adding a clay figure of a man. Each of the folded paper sculptures look like a large flower. The figure is then added to suggest a moment of thought. His series of “Thinker” sculptures echoes Rodin’s “The Thinker”
These literary sculptures show the need for knowledge and the limits time gives us to gain that knowledge.
I love book sculptures. When I made one myself, I was amazed at how insanely difficult it is to cut the pages evenly. This work is wonderful, thanks for sharing.
I love to read, so anything having to do with books is of interest to me. I also have a passion for unusual forms of art but am running out of space at home.
Sounds like it’s time to either have a revolving exhibit or add an art gallery addition onto your house!