Who Says Books Are Only Meant For Reading?

Paper folding art from exploded library

“All of my books are folded, never cut or glued, into my own designs. I try to find books that have been cast off, have lost their value as readable material and give them a second life as a small work of art,” [1] states this artist from the Exploded Library. And rest assured, she doesn’t use antique or valuable books.

Acordian book art by  Exploded Library
Circle tube book art by  Exploded Library Triangular book sculpture by Paper folding art from Exploded Library Umbrella book art by  Exploded Library
1. "WHAT I DO." Explodedlibrary.com. Retrieved on December 28th, 2012.

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Shipra Jain is an Indian-based science student who graduated from University of Delhi with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics in 2009. She received a Master’s degree in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology (Guwahati) in the year 2011 with a specialization in experimental material physics. After that she migrated to atmospheric physics and started working... Follow the author @ and view more articles.